Lost river sucker

Doug Markle

Latin name: Deltistes luxatus

Lost River Sucker live up to 57 years and are an endangered, endemic, Klamath Basin species. Once the subject of a popular fishery, they have shown little sign of recovery. Work on early life history with a large team of students and research assistants has helped clarify various threats to recovery. 

Did you know? The lost river sucker is locally known as "mullet" and, prior to listing, was the only sportfish in Oregon that could legally be caught by snagging.


Research Paper