Montana Field Guide

Creek Chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) Conservation Status Review Review Date = 04/08/2010 Population Size ScoreU – Unknown CommentUnknown. Range Extent ScoreF – 20,000-200,000 km squared (about 8,000-80,000 square miles) Comment51,809 square kilometers based on Heritage Range Map area of 64,761 square kilometers, minus an estimated 20% of this range where they are introduced or in error … Read more

Creek Chub

What’s In a Name? Creek chub: referring to its abundance in small streams Semotilus (she-mott´-ill-us) made up from Greek words meaning, “banner” and “spotted” refers to the dorsal fin with its black spot atromaculatus (atro-mack-you-lah´-tus) means “black spot” in Latin, refers to the black spot at the base of the dorsal fin Where Do They … Read more