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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed

PETITIONED: 2003

RANGE: Restricted to the Colorado River basin and possibly parts of northwestern Mexico

THREATS: Competition from nonnative species and habitat loss and degradation due to livestock grazing, water withdrawal, dams, roads, and urban and agricultural development

POPULATION TREND: The fish have been extirpated across much of their range, and many remaining populations are severely threatened and likely declining.

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