Siphateles boraxobius (Williams & Bond, 1980)
Borax Lake chub
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: Borax Lake and outflows (Alvord basin) in Oregon, USA.
 Diagnosis:  Siphateles boraxobius can be distinguished from Siphateles alvordensis by having larger head, concave between eyes, incomplete lateral line, more slender caudal peduncle and usually 13 pectoral rays (Ref. 86798).
 Biology:  Found in Borax Lake, a small, shallow, clear lake fed by hot springs. This is the only fish occurring in the lake (Ref. 86798). An opportunistic omnivore (Ref. 26179).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (D2) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.05.15
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 08.02.94

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