Habitat: North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins
Status: Not Evaluated
This is probably one of the strangest freshwater fishes I’ve ever seen. It has like an anteater/elephant trunk type thing going on. Not to mention it’s got some huge lips. Bet this guy gives some good fish kissies!
The Northern Hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans) is found in clear, fast streams, where it uses its long snout to dig around in the sediments, turning over rocks in search of small aquatic insects or snails. Once it finds something it will – quite literally – suck it up. It’s basically the vacuum cleaner of the freshwater world. They can grow to up to 2 ft in length and live for up to 11 years.