least chub

Environment & Public Lands
1:59 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Least Chub Gets New Home

Big Spring on the Darwin Bundy property near Fairfield, Utah, home to a new population of the least chub
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  The least chub is a little minnow, only about two inches long.  The six remaining wild populations are found only in springs and creeks in western Utah, and about 15-thousand of them have found a new home.  The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocked a spring system on a private ranch in Fairfield, west of Utah Lake.  Mark Grover, a biologist with the Division, says the fish were raised in a state hatchery, but they come from a dwindling population at Mona Springs in Juab County.

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