The maximum length of the Spikedace rarely exceeds 7.

The Spikedace lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Spikedace is a member of the minnow family. It is a long, slender fish about 3 inches in length. It has an olive-brown back, silvery sides, and black speck all over its body. When breeding, males turn a bright golden color. More

Show IPA Use spikedace in a SentenceSee web results for spikedaceSee images of spikedace–noun, plural -dac⋅es, (especially collectively ) -dace. a scaleless, mottled, olive-brown fish, Meda fulgida, of the Gila River system in New Mexico and Arizona, having two dorsal spines. More

costs associated with spikedace and loachminnow conservation activities are forecast to range from $25.2 million to $100.3 million in constant dollars over the next 20 years. Adjusted for possible inflation the costs would range from $19.0 million to $83. More

The Spikedace (Meda fulgida) is a species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is found in Mexico and the United States. They usually live in fast moving streams. More


Title: Spikedace critical habitat Content Type: Downloadable Data Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service Contact Publication Date: 2003 Content Description Abstract: Polygon shapefile depicting the critical habitat for the Spikedace based on the More

In spring 2008, six months after the loach minnow and spikedace were reintroduced into Fossil Creek, the U.S. More

spikedace habitat, we successfully challenged livestock grazing in Arizona and New Mexico, helping ban cattle from streamside habitats on dozens of Southwest grazing allotments. More

spikedace and 474 miles for the loach minnow in portions of the Gila, San Francisco, Blue, Black, Verde, Lower San Pedro rivers and some tributaries in Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Yavapai counties in Arizona, and Catron, Grant, and Hidalgo More

March 21, 2007, the agency slashed the spikedace critical habitat back to 41,584 acres and the loach minnow habitat back to 68,272 acres. More

Endangered Status The Spikedace is on the U.S. Endangered Species List. It is classified as threatened throughout its range in Arizona and New Mexico. More

The spikedace and loach minnow were listed as threatened in 1986, and in 2000 143,680 acres of critical habitat were designated for the loach minnow, 129,120 acres for the spikedace. More

(Act), for the spikedace and the loach minnow in the Federal Register (64 FR 69324) on December 10, 1999. This proposal was made in response to a court order Southwest Center for Biological Diversity v. More

The only species in the genus Meda, the Spikedace is distinctive for its silvery sides and its sharp spines on the dorsal and pelvic fins. During the breeding season, it will even turn a brassy, golden color. This is a slender, small fish, less than 7. More

The spikedace is listed as threatened (Service 1986) with critical habitat (Service 2000). The spikedace is a sleek, stream-dwelling member of the minnow family (Cyprinidae) that seldom exceeds 2.95 inches in maximum length (Rinne and Minckley 1991). More

Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spikedace and Loach Minnow; Reopening of Public Comment Period Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spikedace and Loach Minnow; Reopening of Public Comment Period 50 Kb Phelps Dodge Corporation Loach More

Questions and Answers: Spikedace and Loach Minnow Critical Habitat Final Rule Questions and Answers: Spikedace and Loach Minnow Critical Habitat Final Rule 60 Kb Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spikedace (Meda fulgida) and the Loach Minnow (Tiaroga cobitis); Final Rule More

reintroduction efforts for loach minnow and spikedace occurred in 1968 and 1970. Neither earlier reintroduction for loach minnow or spikedace was successful, so much is depending on this effort." The reintroduction is a collaborative project unprecedented in scale for Arizona. Additional partners include the U.S. More

in serious decline, with spikedace now common only in Aravaipa Creek, Arizona, and portions of the Gila River, New Mexico. Very small spikedace populations may occur in the Verde River and Eagle Creek, Ariz. More

Eight-hundred spikedace and loach minnow were captured in Aravaipa Creek, then loaded into special transport drums and flown to their new home at Muleshoe Ranch. More

Loach minnow and spikedace declines in Gila River Basin Completed 11. Key to larval native fishes Completed 12. Development of propagation techniques for spikedace Completed 13. More

from 80-85% of its historical range, and the spikedace has been eliminated from 85-90% of its historical habitat. More

spikedace and loach minnow of healthy waters for decades. These two fishes used to swim throughout the Gila River system spanning into Mexico. Today, human-caused habitat modification has limited the species to a handful of counties north of the border. More

Common names

Medos in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
spikedace in English
Trněnka blýskavá in Czech (česky)
光鱥 in Chinese (中文)
光鱥 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Meda
Species : Meda fulgida
Authority : Girard, 1856