Conservation. The bonytail chub’s population sizes are small, and continue to become even smaller. The depletion of the population is primarily due to the habitat alterations caused by dams and due to competition and predation by non-native fish.

What do Bonytail eat?

Bonytail eat insects, plankton, and plant matter.

What environment does the bonytail fish live in?

Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers.