White Suckers – 4/25/09
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 4/25/09
Observation time: 1:05 p.m.
Observation Location: Beaver Brook, Sharon (downstream of the wooden foot bridge near the tennis courts)
Common Name: White Sucker
Scientific Name: Catostomus commersoni
Comments: White suckers in spawning frenzy in Beaver Brook, 4/25/09. Note the red stripes and erect dorsal fins. Suckers typically spawn for a few days sometime between April 15 and April 30. They also spawn in Sucker Brook where it enters Lake Massapoag near the entrance to the Community Center.
2-minute video of white suckers spawning in Beaver Brook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru_KsfE4ZJQ