Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis Miller and Hubbs, 1960:21

Big Spring spinedace



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1938

Rediscovered in 1977

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Lincoln County, Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Miller, Robert Rush and Hubbs, Carl L. (1960). The Spiny-rayed Cyprinid Fishes (Plagopterini) of the Colorado River System. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 115: 1-39, 3 plates.


Other references:

Allan, R. C. (1983). Protected species range extension, in Proceedings of the Desert Fishes Council, Death Valley, Calif., November 17-19, 1983, Proceedings: Bishop, Calif., Desert Fishes Council, p. 319-321.

Allan, R. C. (1985). A field survey of the endemic fishes of the pluvial White River and Carpenter River systems. Unpublished report. Nevada Department of Wildlife, Reno.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Miller, Robert Rush. (1961). Man and the changing fish fauna of the American southwest. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 46: 365-404.

NatureServe. (2014). Lepidomeda mollispinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 26 January 2015.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (1993). Big Spring Spinedace, Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis, Recovery Plan. Portland, Oregon. 32 pp.


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