Gila intermedia (Girard, 1856)
Gila chub
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: Gila River system (Colorado River drainage) in New Mexico and Arizona, USA. Central America: Sonora, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Lateral line with 51-83 scales, usually fewer than 70. Dorsal and anal fin usually with 8 rays. First gill arch with 9 or fewer rakers. Scales often darkly outlined (Ref. 86798).
 Biology:  Occurs in pools and undercut banks of creeks and small rivers, usually near woody debris. Also found in marshes. Maximum length is presumably about 38 cm TL (Ref. 86798).
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 30.07.92
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.01.15

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