Desert dace

A small species, not known over 7.

The Desert dace lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The desert dace (Eremichthys acros) is a rare cyprinid fish known only from the warm springs and creeks of Soldier Meadow in western Humboldt County, Nevada, USA. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Eremichthys. More

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Desert dace are thermal endemics, and restricted to a series of less than 10 small springs and their associated outflows in Soldier Meadow, an area tributary to the Black Rock Desert, northwest Nevada, USA (41 More

AND LAWS: The desert dace (Eremichthys acros) has been designated an Threatened species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (50 CFR 17.11; P.L. 93-205, 87 Stat. 884; 16 U.S.C. 1531-1540), as amended. The species has this status wherever found including the State of Nevada. More

Desert dace occupy 10 spring systems in Soldier Meadows, Humboldt County, Nevada. All warm spring habitats with permanent outflow streams and water temperatures ranging from 13 More

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The desert dace occurs in thermal streams, pools, and marshes at Soldier Meadow in Humboldt County. Desert dace have the highest temperature tolerance of any minnow in western North America, and occupy habitats varying in temperature from 64-104 degrees F. More

The desert dace (Eremichthys acros), a rare desert fish, is found only in Soldier Meadows' hot spring outflows north of Mud Meadow Reservoir. The desert dace is a monotypic genus federally listed as threatened. A rare plant, the basalt cinquefoil (Potentilla basaltica), also inhabits the hot springs area. More

In 1965, the desert dace population was estimated to be at least 100,000 individuals; in 1977, it was estimated at 50,000-100,000 individuals; no recent population estimate is available (see USFWS 1997), but the population includes at least several thousand individuals (G. L. Vinyard, More

Common names

desert dace in English
Jelčík pouštní in Czech (česky)
Jelcík pouštní in Czech (česky)
漠魚 in Mandarin Chinese
漠魚 in Unknown
漠鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
漠鱼 in Unknown

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Eremichthys
Species : Eremichthys acros
Authority : Hubbs and Miller, 1948