Thicktail chub

The chub was a favored food of the native Indian peoples of Clear Lake and the Central Valley before being heavily exploited by commercial fishermen supplying the San Francisco market.

The Thicktail chub lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Thicktail chub (Gila crassicauda) was a type of minnow that inhabited the lowlands and weedy backwaters of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in the Central Valley of California. More

The thicktail chub is the most recent Delta species believed to have gone extinct. It was last seen on a fisherman's hook in 1957, on the Sacramento River near Rio Vista. More

The Thicktail Chub once occurred in California, United States of America. This fish species was found throughout the lowland areas of the Great Central Valley, in streams flowing into San Francisco Bay, and in the Clear Lake system (CDFG 2007). More

thicktail chub (Gila crassicauda) is even less well known. This four-inch-long chub was also found in Clear Lake, the Delta, the Napa River, Alameda Creek, and several other Bay tributaries. More

Common names

Gila tlustoocasá in Czech (česky)
thicktail chub in English
厚尾骨尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
厚尾骨尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Gila
Species : Gila crassicauda
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1854