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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

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.

Photo by Paul Barrett, USFWS