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FEATURED SPECIES: Rio Grande Chub (Gila pandora)

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 Illustration by Joseph R. Tomelleri

 

The only member of this minnow genus known from Texas, the Río Grande Chub, Gila pandora (Cope, 1872), lives in about a dozen sites in Río Grande tributaries of New México, and Colorado, and in one highly isolated, one mile-long section of a small stream in the Davis Mountains of Texas. This photographed specimen is from that tiny, precariously persisting, and very much endangered, population.

To learn more, visit:  http://www.fishesoftexas.org/taxa/gila-pandora

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 Photographed by Dean Hendrickson and John Karges - Davis Mountains, TX
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