|Scientific Name:||Etheostoma kennicotti|
|Species Authority:||(Putnam, 1863)|
Catonotus kennicotti Putnam, 1863
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.|
|Facilitator/s:||Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.|
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.
|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).|
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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.
|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.|
|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 kennicotti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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