Etheostoma coosae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Etheostoma coosae
Species Authority: (Fowler, 1945)
Common Name(s):
English Coosa Darter
Poecilichthys coosae Fowler, 1945

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2008-12-08
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 fairly large extent of occurrence, large number of subpopulations, large population size, apparently stable trend, and lack of major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Range includes the Coosa River system (Mobile Bay basin) of Alabama, Georgia, and southeastern Tennessee (Page and Burr 2011).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: This species is represented by a large number of occurrences (subpopulations).

Total adult population size is unknown but presumably exceeds 10,000. This species is regarded as fairly common (Page and Burr 2011) or common (Boschung and Mayden 2004).

Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat includes rocky pools and adjacent riffles of clear creeks and small to medium rivers with gravel, cobble, or rubble substrates; usually in areas of slow to moderate current; in larger streams this darter is mainly limited to shallow gravelly portions of riffles (Lee et al. 1980, Boschung and Mayden 2004, Page and Burr 2011). Spawning occurs on surfaces of rocks and small boulders (O'Neil 1981).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known.

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. Etheostoma coosae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 January 2015.
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