Alvord Chub

Alvord Lake Chub
Photo Credit: Doug Markle, ODFW


  • Species Common Name Alvord Chub
  • Species Scientific Name Siphateles alvordensis
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Inhabits springs and spring-fed streams, and impoundments in Alvord basin.

Limiting factors

Available suitable habitat. Non-native fish.

Conservation actions

Maintain water quality and availability. Reduce localized impacts where populations could become increasingly fragmented.

Key reference or plan

Distribution and abundance of Alvord chub in the Alvord basin of southeastern Oregon and northwestern Nevada