PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 2000
CRITICAL HABITAT: 9,331 acres in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, California designated in 2010
RANGE: Parts of the Santa Ana, San Gabriel, and Santa Clara rivers, as well as their tributaries, including Big Tujunga Creek in Southern California
THREATS: Urbanization, dams, water pollution, channelization, and poor watershed management
POPULATION TREND: During the 1970s, the Santa Ana sucker was described as common. Since then, the species has lost close to 95 percent of its historic habitat.