A fish that grows to two and a half feet in length common in Mississippi.

Black Horse Fish

A fish that grows to two and a half feet in length common in Mississippi.

"In the sub-order Rhizostomae the edges of the oral opening use together at an early age and leave several sucker-like secondary mouths, which were formerly mistaken for independent persons." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chrysaora

"In the sub-order Rhizostomae the edges of the oral opening use together at an early age and leave several…

A genus of fished included in the Goby family, and of which the common remora or sucking fish, is the typical example. These fishes have on the top of the head a peculiar sucking-disc, composed of a series of cartilaginous plates arranged transversely, by means of which they attach themselves to other fish or to the bottoms of vessels.

Remora Fish

A genus of fished included in the Goby family, and of which the common remora or sucking fish, is the…

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping insects or combing its whiskers.

Foot of a Goat-Sucker

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping…

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

Gold River Goat-Sucker

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

Head of the goat-sucker. It bears some resemblence to an owl, with a large head and eyes, as well as mottled plumage and nocturnal habits.

Head of a Goat-Sucker

Head of the goat-sucker. It bears some resemblence to an owl, with a large head and eyes, as well as…

"The 'sucker' consists of a circular piece of thick leather with a string attached to its middle. Being soaked thoroughly in water, it is firmly pressed upon a flat stone to drive out all air from between the leather and the stone. Unless the stone is too heavy, it may be lifted by the string." — Avery, 1895

Hand and sucker

"The 'sucker' consists of a circular piece of thick leather with a string attached to its middle. Being…

"The color is yellowish marked with brown. Like the sharks and rays is it without an air bladder; to prevent itself from being carried about by currents of water it prefquently attackes itself to stones by the mouth, whence it is called the <em>Stone-sucker</em>." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

European lamprey

"The color is yellowish marked with brown. Like the sharks and rays is it without an air bladder; to…

"It is of thick, massive form, and often weighs as much as six or seven pounds; it is of a purplish-black color, variegated with red and brown above; the belly is crimson; the flesh soft and insipid." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Lumpfish

"It is of thick, massive form, and often weighs as much as six or seven pounds; it is of a purplish-black…

"The Lump Fish, or Sucker, is named from the clumsiness of its form. The back is arched and sharp, the belly flat, the body covered with numerous bony tubercles, the ventral fins modified into a sucker, by means of which it adheres with great force to any substance to which it applies itself. It frequents the N. seas."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Lumpfish

"The Lump Fish, or Sucker, is named from the clumsiness of its form. The back is arched and sharp, the…

"About a foot long, and is provided with a pwerful sucker on the top of its head, by which it attackes itself to rocks, ships, and even large fishes." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Remora

"About a foot long, and is provided with a pwerful sucker on the top of its head, by which it attackes…

"The Remora, the sucking-fish, or sucker. By means of the suctorial disk, a transformation of the spinous dorsal fin, the species can attach themselves to any flat surface. The adhesion is so strong that the fish can be dislodged only with difficulty, unless pushed forward with a sliding motion. Being bad swimmers, they attach themselves to vessels, or to animals having greater power of locomotion than themselves; but they cannot be regarded as parasites, as they do not obtain their food at the expense of their host."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Remora

"The Remora, the sucking-fish, or sucker. By means of the suctorial disk, a transformation of the spinous…

"In the sub-order Rhizostomae the edges of the oral opening use together at an early age and leave several sucker-like secondary mouths, which were formerly mistaken for independent persons." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Rhizostomae

"In the sub-order Rhizostomae the edges of the oral opening use together at an early age and leave several…

"Four inches long; found in the European seas." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sea-snail

"Four inches long; found in the European seas." — Goodrich, 1859

A genus of soft-rayed fishes of the carp family, having the mouth usually protractile, with thick and fleshy lips adapted for sucking in food.

Sucker

A genus of soft-rayed fishes of the carp family, having the mouth usually protractile, with thick and…

A fish with a brownish color above, the sides and belly silvery, the lower fins tinged with orange.

Hair Lip Suckers

A fish with a brownish color above, the sides and belly silvery, the lower fins tinged with orange.