Title

Age and Growth of Least Chub, Iotichthys Phlegethontis, in Wild Populations

Keywords

Iotichthys phlegethontis, least chub, age, growth, otolith analysis, life analysis

Abstract

Least chub (Iotichthys phlegethontis) are small cyprinids endemic to the Bonneville Basin of Utah. Historically, they were scattered throughout the Bonneville Basin in a variety of habitats including Utah Lake, Provo River, Sevier River, Beaver River, streams and freshwater ponds near the Great Salt Lake, and springs and marshes scattered throughout central and southern Utah (Fig. 1; Sigler and Sigler 1996). Several populations of least chub have become extinct over the last century because of habitat loss and the introduction of nonnative species. Currently, least chub are found in only 9 isolated spring pools in the central and west desert regions of Utah (Perkins et al. 1998).

Original Publication Citation

Mills, M.D., M.C. Belk, R.B. Rader, and J.E. Brown. 2004. Age and growth of least chub, Iotichthys phlegothontis, in wild populations. Western North American Naturalist 64:409-412.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2004-8

Publisher

Western North American Naturalist

Language

English

College

Life Sciences

Department

Biology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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