Eremichthys acros

Desert Dace

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Desert dace is a small olive green and silver fish and is found in several thermal springs and outflows in Soldier Meadows in Humboldt County, Nevada. It has the highest temperature tolerance of any minnow in western North America and can live in waters as warm as 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Listed as threatened in 1967, Desert dace recovery is threatened by habitat modification for agricultural use and irrigation.   

Scientific Name

Eremichthys acros
Common Name
Desert Dace
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