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Gila nigra  Cope, 1875

Headwater chub
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Gila: A river flowing from SW Mejico to south Arizona.   More on author: Cope.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; sötvatten bentopelagisk.   Temperate, preferred ?

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North America: Gila River system (Colorado River drainage) in New Mexico and Arizona, USA.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 86798)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 8; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 8. Previously thought to be of hybrid origin and similar to parental Gila robusta and G. intermedia. Dorsal and anal fins with 8 rays; lateral line with 71-90 scales, usually fewer than 80; first gill arch with 10 or more rakers; and often with diffuse stripes on dark gray or brown side, dark fin membranes (Ref. 86798).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits pools and undercut banks of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Maximum length is presumably about 38 cm TL (Ref. 86798).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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