Threatened Fishes of the World: Gila elegans Baird & Girard 1853 (Cyprinidae)

@article{Marsh2004ThreatenedFO,
  title={Threatened Fishes of the World: Gila elegans Baird & Girard 1853 (Cyprinidae)},
  author={Paul C. Marsh},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={70},
  pages={144}
}
Common names: Bonytail, bonytail chub (E), Charalito eleganti (S). Conservation status: endangered (U.S.A.). Identification: D 10, A 10; total vertebrae 47–50 (including urostyle and Weberian apparatus); pharyngeal teeth 2.5–4.2. Body streamlined; skull dorsally concave, in adult arching smoothly into a predorsal hump. Caudal peduncle (CP) very thin; head length divided by CP depth 5.0 or more. Fins large, falcate. Squamation sometimes incomplete; scales absent or deeply imbedded on predorsum… CONTINUE READING

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