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Julie Carter

Native Species of the Month: Virgin River Chub

Common Name: Virgin River Chub Scientific Name: Gila seminuda Appearance: The Virgin River Chub is a medium-sized minnow, typically less than 5.9 in long, but can reach lengths of 9.8 in. It is a streamlined fish with a sloped forehead,… Continue Reading →

Native Species of the Month: Mexican Stoneroller

Common Name: Mexican Stoneroller Scientific Name: Campostoma ornatum Appearance: Length of the adult Mexican Stoneroller rarely exceeds 5 inches, however large adults may reach a Total Length of nearly 6 inches or more (Rinne and Minckley, 1991). Coloration of the… Continue Reading →

Roundtail Chub Range Expands in Boulder Creek

A Day in the Field — Roundtail Chub Range Expands in Boulder Creek In 2013, upper Boulder Creek, a tributary to Burro Creek in the Bill Williams River watershed, was dominated by nonnative Fathead Minnows and crayfish, with no native… Continue Reading →

Native Fish Assemblage Increases in East Ash Creek

Waders in the Water – Native Fish Assemblage Increases in East Ash Creek In 2012, East Ash Creek in the Bill Williams River watershed was dominated by nonnative Green Sunfish and contained only small numbers of native Speckled Dace. The Department implemented… Continue Reading →

Native Species of the Month: Loach Minnow

Common Name: Loach Minnow Scientific Name: Rhinichthys cobitis  Appearance: The Loach Minnow is a small stream dwelling minnow, with a maximum length of about 2.75 inches. The body is elongated, and a little compressed and flattened vertically, particularly towards the… Continue Reading →

Annual Roundtail Chub Harvest at Bubbling Ponds

Back at the Ponds – Annual Roundtail Chub Harvest at Bubbling Ponds The Bubbling Ponds Hatchery is one of the Department’s six hatcheries, and broodstock populations of three native fish species, the Roundtail Chub, Colorado Pikeminnow, and Razorback Sucker, are maintained… Continue Reading →

Annual Sampling of the Middle Santa Cruz River

A Day in the Field – Annual Sampling of the Middle Santa Cruz River On the November 7th, partners in southern Arizona combined efforts just north of Nogales, Arizona, to complete the first of two legs of the annual monitoring… Continue Reading →

The Santa Cruz Watershed Management Plan is Now Available

Featured Story – The Santa Cruz Watershed Management Plan “Providing anglers plentiful fishing opportunities while leading efforts to recover and protect rare aquatic species in southern Arizona’s Santa Cruz Watershed.” In 2009, state fisheries managers embraced the agency’s mission by… Continue Reading →

Native Species of the Month: Razorback Sucker

Common Name: Razorback Sucker Scientific Name: Xyrauchen texanus Appearance: Color olive to brownish-black above, lighter below (often yellow). Sides with brown or pinkish to reddish-brown stripes. Dorsal fin dark; anal fin yellow; caudal fin light yellow-brown. Breeding males black or… Continue Reading →

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