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Native Aquatic Species of the Gila River Basin
in Arizona and New Mexico

Select Native Aquatic Species Profiles

Loach Minnow
Loach Minnow
(Tiaroga cobitis)


Gila Trout
Gila Trout
(Oncorhynchus gilae)


Desert Pupfish
Desert Pupfish
(Cyprinodon macularius)


Sonoran Tiger Salamander - Thomas R. Jones
Sonora Tiger Salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi)

Map of Arizona and New Mexico
Gila Chub
Gila Chub
(Gila intermedia )
Razorback Sucker
Razorback Sucker
(Xyrauchen texanus)

Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado Pikeminnow
(Ptychocheilus lucius)
Apache Trout
Apache Trout
(Oncorhynchus apache)


Spikedace
Spikedace
(Meda fulgida)


Gila Topminnow
Gila Topminnow
(Poeciliopsis occidentalis)


aChirichua Leopard Frog
Chiricahua Leopard Frog
(Rana chiricahuensis)


Other native aquatic and semi-aquatic species of the Gila River basin

Click on the hyperlinks for the ecology of the species. Courtesy of the Arizona Natural Heritage Program.

Fish Reptiles and Amphibians
Riparian species only
desert sucker, Pantosteus clarki lowland leopard frog, Rana yavapaiensis
flannelmouth sucker, Catostomus latippinis Plains leopard frog, Rana blairi
headwater chub, Gila nigra Green toad, Bufo debilis
longfin dace, Agosia chrysogaster Sonoran green toad, Bufo retiformes
machete, Elops affinis red spotted toad, Bufo punctatus
roundtail chub, Gila robusta Arizona toad, Bufo microscaphus
Sonora sucker, Catostomus insignis Woodhouse's toad, Bufo woodhousii
speckled dace, Rhinichthys osculus Great Plains toad, Bufo cognatus
striped mullet, Mugil cephalus yellow mud turtle, Kinosternon flavescens
  Sonora mud turtle, Kinosternon sonoriense
  black necked garter snake, Thamnophis cyrtopsis
  terrestrial garter snake, Thamnophis elegans
  checkered garter snake, Thamnophis marcianus
  Mexican garter snake, Thamnophis eques
  narrow headed garter snake, Thamnophis rufipunctatus



Last Reviewed:
June 25, 2009

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