|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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|Population:||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.
|Current Population Trend:||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).|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|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 2013: e.T202451A15364336.Downloaded on 23 January 2017.|
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