|Scientific Name:||Etheostoma bellum|
|Species Authority:||Zorach, 1968|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.|
Small extent of occurrence, but listed as Least Concern in view of the large number of subpopulations, large population size, apparently stable trend, and lack of major threats.
|Range Description:||Range includes the upper Barren and Green river systems, Kentucky and north-central Tennessee (Page and Burr 2011).|
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This species is represented by a large number of occurrences (subpopulations).
Total adult population size is unknown but large. This species is common to abundant.
Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat includes fast rocky riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers (Page and Burr 2011). This species is locally abundant in small to medium-sized clear streams over gravel substrate; it is confined to riffle margins in Green and Barren rivers proper (Kuehne and Barbour 1983).Spawning occurs in gravel substrates of fast-flowing riffles (Fisher 1990).|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats are known.|
|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. Etheostoma bellum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.|
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