Railroad Valley springfish

The body gives a somewhat heavy or massive impression, particularly forward, the head being almost as wide as deep.

The Railroad Valley springfish lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

The Railroad Valley springfish Crenichthys nevadae, is a rare goodeid fish of the Great Basin of western North America, occurring naturally in just seven thermal springs of Railroad Valley in Nye County, Nevada. More

AND LAWS: The Railroad Valley springfish (Crenichthys nevadae) has been designated a 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

"The Railroad Valley springfish is the only fish species native to the thermal spring system of the Railroad Valley in Nye County. More

threatened Railroad Valley springfish in Nevada. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 9: 465-470. Reprinted from The Advocate, January 1995 Vol. 2 No. More

recovery of Railroad Valley Springfish (Crenichthys nevadae) within Nye County, Nevada. The proposed duration of both the SHA and permit is 25 years. More

resource agencies in 2007 and Railroad Valley springfish were reintroduced into the Big Warm Springs. Since that time, they have proliferated into all areas of the headwater springs and appear to be thriving. More

six known populations of the Railroad Valley springfish, all within 30 miles of each other in Railroad Valley. More

Railroad Valley springfish is protected as a threatened species (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1993a). Introductions outside its native range occurred well before the species' 1986 formal listing as threatened (Williams and Williams 1989). In part of the native habitat of C. More

Common names

Metallilähdetoka in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Nevada-Quellkärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Railroad Valley springfish in English
縱紋泉鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
縱紋泉鮰 in Unknown
纵纹泉鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
纵纹泉鮰 in Unknown

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Goodeidae
Genus : Crenichthys
Species : Crenichthys nevadae
Authority : Hubbs, 1932