Gila eremica DeMarais, 1991
Desert chub
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: headwaters of the Sonora and Matape rivers of northwestern Sonora, México.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Differs morphometrically from G. purpurea in having on average a shallower caudal peduncle, shorter mean distance from origin of pectoral fin to origin of pelvic fin and longer upper jaw. Differs from G. ditaenia in its shorter caudal peduncle and longer post-orbital mean lengths and an average of 57 vs. 68 scales in the lateral line.
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 20.08.01

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