Oregon chub

Doug Markle

Latin name: Oregonichthys crameri

The genus, Oregonichthys, is the only vertebrate genus endemic to Oregon. Work in the 1990’s with graduate students Todd Pearsons and Debra Bills led to a petition to list O. crameri in the Willamette River as endangered. Subsequent work with landowners, state and federal agencies led to the first de-listing of a fish (due to recovery) from the Endangered Species List. 

Did you know? The Oregon chub is the only fish genus endemic to Oregon.

Publications: 

Markle, D. F., T. N. Pearsons and D. T. Bills, 1991. Natural history of Oregonichthys (Pices: Cyprinidae) with a description of a new species from the Umpqua River of Oregon. Copeia, 1991 (2): 277-293.