Virgin River Chub

Rare and beautiful, the chub is the top native predator in the Virgin River. They are a fast streamlined fish with a sloped forehead, humped back and thin rounded tail that feeds on small fish, insects and plant matter. Chub prefer deep pools and runs with boulders and debris for cover. They were once an important food source for Native Americans and early pioneers. Now listed as an endangered species, this fish is found only in the lower portions of the Virgin River system.