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Diagnostic Description

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Gila pandora can be distinguished by the following characters: lateral line with 51-67 scales; dorsal fin with 8 rays; anal fin with 8 rays; 1st gill arch with 6-10 rakers; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; slightly subterminal mouth, extending to front of large eye; rounded, fairly blunt snout; fairly deep, compressed body; deep caudal peduncle; olive-gray above; 2 dusky stripes along silver sides (darkest on large individual), upper one extending to caudal fin, lower one to anal fin; and dusky to black caudal spot. Breeding individuals with red-orange (brightest in males) anal, dorsal and paired fin bases and side of head; orange lower side (Ref. 86798).
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Morphology

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Analsoft rays: 8
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Threats

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Least Concern (LC)
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Biology

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Inhabits flowing pools of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Occurs usually near brush (Ref. 5723, 86798). Mid-water carnivore; feeds on zooplankton, aquatic and terrestrial insects, crustaceans, juvenile fish, and a limited amount of detritus (Ref. 79012).
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Rio Grande chub

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The Rio Grande chub (Gila pandora) is a cyprinid fish endemic to the United States. It inhabits the upper Rio Grande and Pecos River systems in Colorado and New Mexico.

References

  1. ^ NatureServe. 2013. Gila pandora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T202108A18233898. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T202108A18233898.en. Downloaded on 20 November 2017.
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Rio Grande chub: Brief Summary

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The Rio Grande chub (Gila pandora) is a cyprinid fish endemic to the United States. It inhabits the upper Rio Grande and Pecos River systems in Colorado and New Mexico.

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