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Big Spring Spinedace and Associated Fish Populations and Habitat Conditions in Condor Canyon, Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada U.S. Department of the Interior

Big Spring Spinedace and Associated Fish Populations and Habitat Conditions in Condor Canyon, Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada

U.S. Department of the Interior

Published March 30th 2014
ISBN : 9781497350434
Paperback
124 pages
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 About the Book 

This project was designed to document habitat conditions and populations of native and nonnative fish within the 8-kilometer Condor Canyon section of Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada, with an emphasis on Big Spring spinedace (Lepidomeda mollispinisMoreThis project was designed to document habitat conditions and populations of native and nonnative fish within the 8-kilometer Condor Canyon section of Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada, with an emphasis on Big Spring spinedace (Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis). Other native fish present were speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus) and desert sucker (Catostomus clarki). Big Spring spinedace were known to exist only within this drainage and were known to have been extirpated from a portion of their former habitat located downstream of Condor Canyon. Because of this extirpation and the limited distribution of Big Spring spinedace, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed this species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1985. Prior to our effort, little was known about Big Spring spinedace populations or life histories and habitat associations.