Cyprinella callisema


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cyprinella callisema
Species Authority: (Jordan, 1877)
Common Name(s):
English Ocmulgee Shiner
Episema callisema Jordan, 1877
Notropis callisema (Jordan, 1877)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-11-15
Assessor(s): NatureServe
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Listed as Least Concern in view of the moderate extent of occurrence, probably large population size, apparently stable trend, and lack of major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Range includes the Altamaha (locally common) and Ogeechee (uncommon) river drainages (Ocmulgee and Oconee river basins) Georgia (Gibbs 1955, Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 2011).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: Lee et al. (1980) mapped 21 collection sites. In Georgia, 19 documented occurrences of unknown condition (R. MacBeth, pers. comm., 1997).

Total adult population size is unknown but presumably exceeds 10,000. This species is common in preferred habitat in some areas.

This species was categorized as currently stable by Warren et al. (2000).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat includes sandy and rocky runs of small to medium rivers (Page and Burr 2011). This shiner usually occurs in larger streams in open sand (usually) and/or gravel-bottomed channels with flowing water and little or no vegetation (Lee et al. 1980).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats currently exist. Potential threats include pollution, drought, and impoundments.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Currently, this species is of relatively low conservation concern and does not require significant additional protection or major management, monitoring, or research action.

Citation: NatureServe 2013. Cyprinella callisema. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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