Crenichthys baileyi (Gilbert, 1893)
White River springfish
Crenichthys baileyi
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Goodeidae (Splitfins), subfamily: Empetrichthyinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: White River system in Nevada, USA. Five subspecies were recognized: Crenichthys baileyi albivallis in Preston Big and nearby springs; Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus in Mormon and nearby springs; Crenichthys baileyi grandis in Hiko and Crystal springs; Crenichthys baileyi moapae in headwater springs of Moapa River; and Crenichthys baileyi baileyi in Ash Spring.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits warm springs and their effluents (Ref. 86798). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 11 November 2011 (B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.04.94

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