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Etheostoma jordani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES PERCIDAE

Scientific Name: Etheostoma jordani
Species Authority: Gilbert, 1891
Common Name/s:
English Greenbreast Darter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-12-16
Assessor/s: NatureServe
Reviewer/s: Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/s: Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Justification:
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 upper Alabama River system (Mobile Bay drainage), above and below the Fall Line, in Georgia, Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee; this species is replaced by E. etowahae in the upper Etowah River system above Lake Allatoona in Georgia and by E. chuckwachatte above the Fall Line in the Tallapoosa River system in Georgia and Alabama (Page and Burr 2011).
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 (likely greater than 100,000). This darter is often common within preferred habitat.

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: Adults typically occur in riffles of clear creeks and small to medium rivers, in moderate to strong current with gravel or rubble substrate (Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 2011). Eggs are buried in middle of sand-gravel riffle 10–30 cm deep; not all eggs laid in one location (Orr and Ramsey 1990).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known. Locally, this darter may be threatened by habitat destruction and degradation resulting from land development and other activities that cause siltation.

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 jordani. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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