Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus

Scientific Name:Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus
Common name:Moorman White River springfish
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G2T1 Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S1 Endemic:Yes
US ESA Status:None Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:At-Risk List Wetland:Yes
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
State of Nevada Protected Protected Fish NAC 503.065.1
Nevada Wildlife Action Plan - 2012 Species of Conservation Priority
Nevada Wildlife Action Plan - 2005 Species of Conservation Priority
CCVI Score Presumed Stable Conf. VH.
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:3
Total Observed Area (hectares):Not Available
Maximum Known Elevation (m):Not available
Minimum Known Elevation (m):1581
Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus data at NatureServe
Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
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Habitat Comments:Moorman White River springfish inhabit vegetated warm springs and their outflows and marshes (Minckley et al. 1991). They are able to survive extremes in temperature and dissolved oxygen. Temperature and minimum oxygen values vary considerably among spring habitats, from 31°C (87.8°F) and 6.6 ppm oxygen at Moon River Spring to 37°C (98.6°F) at Moorman Spring. The Moorman White River springfish spawns in warm summer months. Apparently 10-17 eggs constitute a spawning. Eggs are laid and fertilized one at a time. Incubation lasts 5-7 days. This subspecies occupies the warmest headwater spring habitats of any White River springfish, and utilizes outflow/springbrook habitats downstream to the lower limit of thermal tolerance.
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