Re: NANFA-- USGS fish photo request

Dave Neely (
Wed, 03 May 2000 17:55:51 CDT


The Santa Ana sucker is native to the Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and Santa
Ana river drainages in southern California. It has been introduced into the
Santa Clara River drainage. The FWS protective status pertains only to the
native populations.


>Thanks for the information and web site for USGS. I actually had no idea
>they did such work. I am more impressed now. However I do have a
>I noticed that at least one of the fish (Santa Ana Sucker) was a non-native
>fish, introduced into Califonia some years ago, and is now being considered
>to be put on the endangered species list which gives it protection here in
>California. Why would they give it protective status here when it was not
>from here??

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