Common name: Blue Chub
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Identification: Moyle (1976a); Page and Burr (1991); Bond (1994).
Size: 41 cm.
Native Range: Klamath and Lost River systems of Oregon and California (Lee et al. 1980 et seq.; Page and Burr 1991).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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 Gila coerulea are found here.
Table last updated 9/30/2019
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown. According to Logan (personal communication), Oregon introductions took place during the 1920s.
Status: Introductions into Paulina and East lakes in Oregon were unsuccessful (Logan, personal communication). Status of Diamond Lake introduction unknown.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
Revision Date: 12/2/1999
Peer Review Date: 12/2/1999
Fuller, P., 2020, Gila coerulea (Girard, 1856): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=538, Revision Date: 12/2/1999, Peer Review Date: 12/2/1999, Access Date: 2/17/2020
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