Umpqua Chub

Umpqua Chub
Photo Credit: Doug Markle, Oregon State University


  • Species Common Name Umpqua Chub
  • Species Scientific Name Oregonichthys kalawatseti
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Off-channel habitat (low flow, silty organic substrate, abundant vegetation, and cover).

Limiting factors

Restricted distribution (to Umpqua basin). Passage barriers. Channelization. Wetland drainage. Nonpoint source pollution. Culvert cleaning. Invasive species (predation).

Conservation actions

Reduce pollution. Restore flow. Reduce density of invasives in key habitat. Reintroductions useful at some sites. Limit nonpoint source pollution through Total Maximum Daily Load allocation process.