Independence Valley tui chub

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Independence Valley tui chub
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Gila
Species: Gila bicolor
Subspecies: G. b. isolata
Trinomial name
Gila bicolor isolata
C. L. Hubbs & R. R. Miller, 1972
Synonyms

Siphateles bicolor isolata

The Independence Valley tui chub, Gila bicolor isolata, was a subspecies of tui chub endemic to the drainage of the Independence Valley in Elko County, northern Nevada.

Described as "abundant" when first collected and identified in 1965, it was extinct within less than a decade due to the introduction of sunfish, bass, and carp to the previously isolated watershed.

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