Common name: Least Chub
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Identification: Sigler and Miller (1963); Sigler and Sigler (1987; 1996); Page and Burr (1991).
Size: 6.4 cm.
Native Range: Streams near Salt Lake City and freshwater ponds and swamps around Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Beaver River, Parowan Creek, Clear Creek, and Provo River (Sigler and Miller 1963) in the Bonneville basin, northern Utah (Page and Burr 1991).
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 Iotichthys phlegethontis are found here.
Table last updated 4/17/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Intentionally stocked for conservation purposes to create another population of a rare species.
Status: Status of stockings conducted in the late 1980s has not been evaluated (Sigler and Sigler 1996).
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: 5/16/2000
Peer Review Date: 5/16/2000
Fuller, P., 2021, Iotichthys phlegethontis (Cope, 1874): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=552, Revision Date: 5/16/2000, Peer Review Date: 5/16/2000, Access Date: 4/18/2021
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