Eremichthys acros
(Desert Dace)
Native Transplant
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Eremichthys acros Hubbs and Miller, 1948

Common name: Desert Dace

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: La Rivers (1962); Page and Burr (1991).

Size: 7.7 cm.

Native Range: Endemic to warm springs and outflows in Soldier Meadow, Humboldt County, Nevada (Page and Burr 1991).
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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Specimens of this species were transplanted, in 1984, into several springs in Soldier Meadow, near its native habitat in Humboldt County, Nevada (Clemmer, personal communication).

Means of Introduction: Intentionally introduced for conservation purposes (Hendrickson and Brooks 1991).

Status: Established in Nevada. Populations currently stable, and springs devoid of predaceous exotics (Clemmer, personal communication).

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

Remarks: Introduction sites were on public lands. Listed as a federally threatened species in 1986 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1993a). In their list of native southwestern fishes transplanted for conservation purposes, Hendrickson and Brooks (1991) indicated that this species was stocked in one locality with a single successful stocking. Locality information was not provided.

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Author: Fuller, P.

Revision Date: 6/16/1999

Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016

Citation Information:
Fuller, P., 2018, Eremichthys acros Hubbs and Miller, 1948: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 6/16/1999, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 1/24/2018

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