Common name: Shortnose Sucker
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991)
Size: up to 50 cm SL
Native Range: California and Oregon: Upper Klamath Lake and its tributatires, and the Lost River system (Page and Burr 1991; USFWS 1993)
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Chasmistes brevirostris are found here.
Table last updated 2/8/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
Status: Established in Oregon.
References: (click for full references)
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Guide Series, vol. 42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1993. Lost River (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose (Chasmistes brevirostris) sucker recovery plan. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.
California Fish Species
- University of California Davis
Environmental Conservation Online System - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Revision Date: 8/22/2011
Peer Review Date: 8/22/2011
Neilson, M.E., 2023, Chasmistes brevirostris Cope, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=357, Revision Date: 8/22/2011, Peer Review Date: 8/22/2011, Access Date: 2/9/2023
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