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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Gila

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gila atraria Utah chub North America 56 TL 1856
Gila brevicauda Shorttail chub North America 12.9 SL 2003
Gila coerulea Blue chub North America 41 TL 1856
Gila conspersa Nazas chub North America 1881
Gila crassicauda Thicktail chub North America 25 SL 1854
Gila cypha Humpback chub North America 38 TL 1946
Gila ditaenia Sonora chub North and central America 25 TL 1945
Gila elegans Bonytail North America 62 TL 1853
Gila eremica Desert chub North America 8.5 SL 1991
Gila intermedia Gila chub North America 38 TL 1856
Gila minacae Mexican roundtail chub North America 1902
Gila modesta Salinas chub North America 1881
Gila nigra Headwater chub North America 38 TL 1875
Gila nigrescens Chihuahua chub North America 24 TL 1856
Gila orcuttii Arroyo chub North America 40 TL 1890
Gila pandora Rio Grande chub North America 18 TL 1872
Gila pulchra Conchos chub North America 1856
Gila purpurea Yaqui chub North America 14 TL 1856
Gila robusta Roundtail chub North America 43 TL 1853
Gila seminuda Virgin chub North America 38 TL 1875



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