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Etheostoma kennicotti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES PERCIDAE

Scientific Name: Etheostoma kennicotti
Species Authority: (Putnam, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Stripetail Darter
Synonym(s):
Catonotus kennicotti Putnam, 1863

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/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of the 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 tributaries of lower Ohio River in southern Illinois and Kentucky; Green River drainage, Kentucky; upper Cumberland River drainage (Big South Fork and above), Kentucky and Tennessee; Tennessee River drainage, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi (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 presumably exceeds 10,000. Distribution is spotty throughout much of the range, but this darter is often abundant (Braasch and Mayden 1985, Page and Burr 2011).

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 pools of shallow headwaters, creeks, and small rivers with rocky substrate and moderate gradient; occurs in rubble in riffles and under stones and cut banks in pools; also in gravel- and sand-bedded streams with overhanging poolside vegetation; often occurs among emergent vegetation (Lee et al. 1980, Burr and Warren 1986; Etnier and Starnes 1993, Boschung and Mayden 2004, Page and Burr 2011). Eggs are laid on the underside of slab stones.
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 kennicotti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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