Cottus echinatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Scorpaeniformes Cottidae

Scientific Name: Cottus echinatus Bailey & Bond, 1963
Common Name(s):
English Utah Lake Sculpin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-11-09
Assessor(s): NatureServe
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
It is listed as Extinct because the species has not been observed since the 1920s despite adequate surveys to find it.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is extinct; historically, it was found only in Utah Lake, Utah (Page and Burr 2011).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
United States
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Population [top]

Population:None remaining.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Custom (N)

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its habitat included rocky nearshore areas of Utah Lake (Page and Burr 2011).
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species was not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Decreased water quality associated with agriculture, introduced fishes, and drought-associated low lake levels in 1930s may have led to extinction (Lee et al. 1980, Miller et al. 1989).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is extinct. No protection or major management, monitoring, or research actions are needed..

Citation: NatureServe. 2013. Cottus echinatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T5438A15361621. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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