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Pictures of the Mohave tui Chub and Friends

This is a Chub taken from Lake Tuendae during a fish survey.

Another Chub from Lake Tuendae.

An adult Chub taken from Lake Tuendae.

This is a Saratoga Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis nevadensis), one of the other inhabitants of Lake Tuendae. For more information about this endemic Mojave Desert Fish visit...

This is an exotic mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). They inhabit Lake Tuendae although they can be found just about anywhere. They carry the parasite Asian tapeworm (Bothriocephalus achelognathii) making Gambusia a possible vector for the tapeworm to the Chub. While not deadly, tapeworm infestation most likely would not not a benefit to the Chub.

For more information about this non-native fish visit... http://www.iisgcp.org/EXOTICSP/Mosquitofish.htm

This is an adult Chub taken from the refuge on China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station during a fish survey.

Gallery...Pictures of Mohave tui Chub Refugia

This is Lake Tuendae at dawn. It is located on the Mojave National Preserve in Zzyzx, California.

A different view of Lake Tuendae at dawn.

Another picture of Lake Tuendae.

This is Mohave Chub (MC) Spring. It too is located on the Mohave National Preserve in Zzyzx, California. It is the only known true "refugia" for the Chub was initially used to create the man-made refuge at Lake Tuendae from which other "refuges" have been stocked

This is a picture taken at MC Spring during a 2004 workshop at Zzyxz to develop a new plan for the recovery of the Chub.


This is a picture of Camp Cady just as the river approaches the Cady Mountains. This is where the water of the Mojave River that flows underground begins to well to the surface.

Gallery...Pictures of a Fish Survey

This is a series of pictures taken during a fish survey at Lake Tuendae. The fish were weighed, measured, tagged, and recorded before being released back into the lake. The people in the pictures are members of a workshop that took place in Zzyzx. The purpose of this workshop was to develop a new plan for the recovery and down listing of the Mohave tui Chub


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Lark Seep, G-1 Mohave tui chub refugia, 8/31/2007

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Mohave tui chub in the G-1 canal

Mohave tui chub in the G-1 canal

Mohave tui chub (all age groups) in the G-1 canal

G-1 Canal leading to Lark Seep

G-1 Canal leading to Lark Seep

Lark Seep, located on Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake near Ridgecrest