Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Yaqui Chub (09:02)

Host: Sarah Leon with Bill Radke

Yaqui chub (click to view larger)
Yaqui chub
Photo credit: USFWS


Status: Endangered/ Listed on August 31, 1984
Scientific Name: Gila purpurea
Description: The yaqui chub has been extirpated from its historical habitat; however, introduced populations exist in Leslie Canyon in the Swisshelm Mountains in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, and in ponds and the mainstream of West Turkey Creek in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.
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Last updated: December 20, 2011