Colorado pikeminnow

Like the other three species of pikeminnow, it has an elongated body reminiscent of the pike.

The Colorado pikeminnow lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Colorado pikeminnow (formerly squawfish) Ptychocheilus lucius is the largest cyprinid fish of North America and one of the largest in the world, with reports of individuals up to 6 ft (1.8 m) long and weighing over 100 pounds (45 kg). More

Colorado Pikeminnow Printer friendly versionPrinter friendly version Threatened Colorado, Endangered Federally Ptychocheilus Lucius - Description:Biologist, Bill Elmblad, with the Colorado Division of Wildlife holding the Colorado Squawfish after it was first tagged. More

The Colorado pikeminnow (formerly Colorado squawfish) is a torpedo-shaped fish with an olive-green and gold back, silver sides and white belly. These fish spawn between late June and early September and when they are 5-6 years old and at least 16 inches long. More

Colorado pikeminnow mature after age 6, at 430-500 mm TL, and may live to 30 years. They may make long spawning migrations of over 200 km, starting in early summer. More

The Colorado pikeminnow, formerly the Colorado squawfish, is the largest American minnow (up to 6 feet long and 80 pounds in size). It is an elongated pike-like fish with a dusky-greenish, slender body with gold flecks on the dorsal (upper) surface. More

The Colorado pikeminnow, formerly the Colorado squawfish, was listed as endangered in 1967. More

Title: Colorado pikeminnow 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 Colorado pikeminnow based on More

Colorado pikeminnow is Federally listed as endangered. Colorado pikeminnows are primarily piscivorous (they eat fish), but smaller individuals also eat insects and other invertebrates. The species spawns during the spring and summer over riffle areas with gravel or cobble substrate. More

The Colorado pikeminnow is a species that is considered endangered while the northern pikeminnow, a separate species, occurs in abundance in the Pacific Northwest. The Colorado pikeminnow, also called the Colorado squawfish, is a federally endangered species. More

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The Colorado pikeminnow is North America's largest minnow. These fish once grew to lengths of 6 feet and reached weights of 80 pounds. It was the top predator in the Colorado River system. More

Population dynamics of Colorado pikeminnow in the upper Colorado River: Final report I own the rights to this title and would like to make it available again through Amazon. More

Previously known as the Colorado squawfish, the Colorado pikeminnow is the largest minnow in North America. Its ample meat and reportedly delicious flavor earned it the name "white salmon" from early area pioneers who valued the fish as a food source. More

Common names

carpa gigante del Colorado in Spanish (español)
Colorado pikemeadow in English
Colorado pikeminnow in English
Colorado River Squawfish in English
Colorado Squafish in English
Colorado squawfish in English
Colorado-squawfisk in Danish (dansk)
Colorado-squawfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Jelec coloradský in Czech (česky)
Kitasärki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Parma coloradská in Czech (česky)
Pez Squaw Del Colorado in Spanish (español)
Poisson squaw du Colorado in French (français)
Ptychocheilus lucius in Catalan (Català)
尖头叶唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
尖頭葉唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Ptychocheilus
Species : Ptychocheilus lucius
Authority : Girard, 1856