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n. pl. cui-ui
A gray-brown sucker (Chasmistes cujus) found only in Nevada.
[Northern Paiute kuyui.]
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Although less common, overexploitation of sucker species can be a significant issue in the conservation of sucker populations, particularly lacustrine sucker species (e.g., cui-ui Chasmistes cujus
; Scoppettone and Vinyard, 1991).
For eons it was atop the food chain, wreaking havoc on fish like the cui-ui (Chasmistes cujus
) and tui chub (Gila bicolor), and most likely cannibalizing its own.
The agreement also could help improve habitat for two endangered fish, the Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) and the cui-ui (chasmistes cujus
) by reducing the water level in Pyramid Lake.