Mohave tui chub
|Mohave tui chub|
|Subspecies:||S. b. mohavensis|
|Siphateles bicolor mohavensis|
Gila bicolor mohavensis
The Mohave tui chub (Siphateles bicolor mohavensis) is an endangered chub originally found only in the Mojave River. Even though named after the Mojave River, the fish's name is normally spelled "Mohave". It was named by ichthyologist Robert Rush Miller.
In their original Mojave River habitat, the Mohave chub have hybridized with the coastal chub (Gila orcutti); because of this, the Mojave Chub Spring is now the main source for all genetically "pure" Mohave chubs. Other locations in California have been used as refuges for this pure variety by intentionally introducing the fish into the location.
- Lewis Center Tui Chub Home has a large amount of information about the Mohave tui chub, including pictures.
- The detection of genetic and population changes in refugial Mohave tui chub populations: optimizing conservation and management strategy from the Genomic Variation Laboratory at the University of California, Davis
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Threatened and Endangered Species System entry
- Mojave National Preserve Animals Short history of the Mohave Tui Chub since the 1930s.
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