Colorado fish named after racial slur has been renamed
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 11:31 AM MDT
STERLING, Colo. (KKCO) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday that the decision to rename the Colorado Squawfish to the Colorado Pikeminnow was finalized during the May 4 through May 5 commission. The renaming comes among a national move to eliminate the derogatory phrase from the nation’s various species and landmarks.
Colorado Pikeminnows are the largest member of the carp family in North America, reaching a maximum length of approximately six feet. The fish’s scientific name, Ptychocheilus lucius, remains unchanged.
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