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).
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Native range data for this species provided in part by NatureServe
This species was introduced into some Cascade lakes in Oregon (Bond 1994); specific sites included Paulina Lake and East Lake (C. Bond, personal communication; D. Logan, personal communication). It also may have been introduced into Diamond Lake, Oregon (P. M. Harris, personal communication).
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: Unknown.
Revision Date: 12/2/1999
Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016
Fuller, P., 2018, 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: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 1/24/2018
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