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Etheostoma flavum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES PERCIDAE

Scientific Name: Etheostoma flavum
Species Authority: Etnier & Bailey, 1989
Common Name/s:
English Saffron Darter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-12-12
Assessor/s: NatureServe
Reviewer/s: Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/s: Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Justification:
This species has a somewhat small extent of occurrence, but it is listed as Least Concern in view of the large number of subpopulations, large population size, apparently stable trend, and lack of major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Range includes the lower Cumberland and lower Tennessee river drainages, Tennessee and Kentucky (Page and Burr 2011). In the Cumberland drainage, the range extends from near the mouth upstream through the Harpeth River and Sycamore Creek, which enter on opposite sides of Cumberland River in Cheatham County, Tennessee; the species may occur slightly farther upstream in the Cumberland drainage. In the Tennessee drainage, the range extends downstream from the mouth of the Duck River; the species occurs in major eastern tributaries (Richland and Whiteoak creeks); Duck River system, Buffalo River system, and Indian Creek. See Etnier and Bailey (1989) for many further details.
Countries:
Native:
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 apparently quite large. This species is common; locally abundant (Page and Burr 1991).

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 headwaters, creeks, and small rivers (Page and Burr 2011). This is often one of the most abundant darters in second to fourth order streams (Etnier and Bailey 1989).
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 flavum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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