Cottus echinatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cottus echinatus
Species Authority: 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.
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Extinct (IUCN 1990)
1988 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: None remaining.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat included rocky nearshore areas of Utah Lake (Page and Burr 2011).
Systems: Freshwater

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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