Borax lake chub

This species is a dwarf form of Gila, typically reaching only 5 cm in length, although some are as long as 11 cm.

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The Borax lake chub lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

* States/US Territories in which the Borax Lake chub is known to occur: Oregon * For more information: More

The Borax Lake chub Gila boraxobius is a rare cyprinid fish found only in outflows and pools around Borax Lake, a small lake of the Alvord basin, Harney County, Oregon. More

AND LAWS: The Borax Lake chub (Gila boraxobius) has been designated an Endangered 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 Oregon. More

Borax Lake Chub Borax Lake chub Gila boraxobius is represented by a single population that inhabits a 4.1 hectare geothermally-heated alkaline lake in Harney County, Oregon. This species was listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1982. More

Species Profile for Borax Lake chub: Federal Register documents that apply to the Borax Lake chub. Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) in which Borax Lake chub occurrence has been recorded. ... More

The Borax Lake chub eats a variety of foods, including midge larvae, diatoms, copepods, ostracods, and terrestrial insects. Its preferred mode of feeding is to root around in the bottom, but it will go after floating material or feed from the surface if necessary. More

Borax Lake chub is an opportunistic omnivore (Williams & Williams 1980). Reproduction Spawning can occur year-around, but primarily in the spring (Williams & Bond 1983). More

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Borax Lake chub potentially occurs in these Oregon counties: Harney (Map may reflect historical as well as recent sightings) - The Borax Lake chub was emergency-listed as endangered in 1980, and a final listing rule with critical habitat (47 More

dace, and Borax Lake chub is in the process of determining the usefulness of various different population estimating techniques such as mark and recapture versus observational estimates using snorkeling techniques. Mr. Scheerer is the very fabric of Oregon chub conservation. More

highly unusual and endangered Borax Lake chub evolved to thrive in this lake fed by hot springs, where surface temperatures can reach 105 degrees. More

Habitat of the Borax Lake chub is in private ownership and should be secured either through land acquisition or a conservation easement. Additionally, the quantity and quality of water in Borax Lake and its adjacent marshes should be maintained. More

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Common names

borax lake chub in English
Gila boraxonská in Czech (česky)
博兰骨尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
博兰骨尾鱼 in Unknown
博蘭骨尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
博蘭骨尾魚 in Unknown

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Gila
Species : Gila boraxobius
Authority : Williams and Bond, 1980