Gila pandora
Gila pandora
(Rio Grande Chub)
Native Transplant
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Gila pandora (Cope, 1872)

Common name: Rio Grande Chub

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: Woodling (1985); Sublette et al. (1990); Page and Burr (1991).

Size: 18 cm.

Native Range: Upper Rio Grande and Pecos River systems, Colorado and New Mexico; isolated population in Davis Mountains (Pecos River system), Texas (Page and Burr 1991).
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Nonindigenous Occurrences: The Rio Grande Chub was introduced into the headwaters of the Canadian River in New Mexico (Page and Burr 1991).

Means of Introduction: Unknown.

Status: Reported from New Mexico from an area thought to be outside its native range.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

Remarks: Sublette et al. (1990) stated that the Gila pandora is "possibly native to the Canadian drainage although it may be introduced there." They also noted that the species hybridizes with longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae.

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Author: Fuller, P.

Revision Date: 6/26/2000

Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016

Citation Information:
Fuller, P., 2018, Gila pandora (Cope, 1872): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 6/26/2000, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 3/25/2018

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