Borax Lake Chub

Photo Credit: Doug Markle, Oregon State University


  • Species Common Name Borax Lake Chub
  • Species Scientific Name Siphateles boraxobius


Special needs

Restricted to Borax Lake, a unique habitat fed by geothermal springs, located on fragile salt deposits.

Limiting factors

Vulnerable to random or localized disturbance. Habitat has been affected by some past land management practices. Off-road vehicles. Water withdrawals.

Conservation actions

Continue efforts to maintain habitat. Maintain water quality.

Key reference or plan

Borax Lake Chub Investigations: An Analysis of Recovery Actions and Current Threats, with Recommendations for Future Management