Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Gila intermedia
(Gila chub)



Gila intermedia (Gila chub)


  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Gila intermedia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Gila chub
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Gila intermedia Girard, 1856

Preferred Common Name

  • Gila chub

Other Scientific Names

  • Gila robusta intermedia Girard, 1856

International Common Names

  • Spanish: carpa del Gila

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Cypriniformes
  •                         Family: Cyprinidae
  •                             Genus: Gila
  •                                 Species: Gila intermedia

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Lepomis cyanellus (green sunfish)ArizonaCompetition - monopolizing resources; Predation; Rapid growthBlasius, 2002; Dudley and Matter, 2000; USFWS, 2013
Micropterus salmoides (largemouth bass)Arizona; New MexicoCompetition - monopolizing resources; PredationFuller et al., 1999


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Blasius HB, 2002. Chemical removal of green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) from O'Donnell Creek, Arizona. In: Desert Fishes Council 2002 Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico.

Dudley RK; Matter WJ, 2000. Effects of small green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) on recruitment of Gila chubb (Gila intermedia) in Sabino Creek, Arizona. The Southwestern Naturalist, 45(1):24-29.

Fuller PL; Nico LG; Williams JD, 1999. Nonindigenous fishes introduced into inland waters of the United States. American Fisheries Society Publication, No. 27.

USFWS (US Fish and Wildlife Service), 2013. Environmental Conservation Online System.