Thoburnia rhothoeca (Thoburn, 1896)
Torrent sucker
Thoburnia rhothoeca
photo by Seelig, C.

 Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
 Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 7 years
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  North America: Atlantic Slope from upper Potomac River drainage in Virginia and West Virginia to Roanoke River drainage in northern central Virginia and adjacent West Virginia (absent in York River system), USA; upper New River drainage in Virginia (apparently extirpated), USA.
 Biology:  Inhabits rocky riffles and runs of moderate to swift creeks and small rivers. Young occur in rocky runs and pools.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.04.06
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.05.94

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