Rhinichthys cobitis (Girard, 1856)
Loach minnow
Rhinichthys cobitis
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 5 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Upper Gila River system in New Mexico and Arizona, USA; and San Pedro River in Arizona, USA and northern Sonora, Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in rocky, often vegetated, riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 12 September 2018 (B2ab(ii,iii,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.07.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.04.94

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