Chasmistes muriei Miller & Smith, 1981

Snake River sucker



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 13 October 1927 (Miller et al. 1989:29)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Only known from the holotype (NatureServe, 2013).



Snake River (below Jackson Lake dam), Teton County, Wyoming, USA


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (NatureServe, 2013).

Holotype: UMMZ 81530 (female, 371 mm SL / 448 mm TL)






Original scientific description:

Miller, Robert Rush and Smith, G. R. (1981). Distribution and evolution of Chasmistes (Pisces: Catostomidae) in western North America. Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. 696: 1-46.


Other references:

Jelks, Howard L., Walsh, Stephen J., Burkhead, Noel M., Contreras-Balderas, Salvador, Díaz-Pardo, Edmundo, Hendrickson, Dean A., Lyons, J., Mandrak, Nicholas E., McCormick, Frank, Nelson, Joseph F., Platania, Steven P., Porter, Brady A., Renaud, Claude B., Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacabo, Taylor, Eric B. and Warren, Melvin L. Jr. (2008). Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8): 372-407.

Miller, R.R. and Smith, G.R. 1981. Distribution and evolution of Chasmistes (Pisces: Catostomidae) in western North America. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Occasional Papers 696: 1-46.

Miller, R. R., Williams, J. D. and Williams, J. E. (1989). Extinctions of North American fishes during the past century. Fisheries 14(6): 22-38.

NatureServe. (2013). Chasmistes muriei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 26 January 2015.

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p.


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