|Scientific Name:||Etheostoma obeyense|
|Species Authority:||Kirsch, 1892|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.|
Somewhat small extent of occurrence, but listed as Least Concern in view of the fairly large number of subpopulations and population size, apparently stable trend, and lack of major threats.
|Range Description:||Range includes tributaries of the middle Cumberland River from Big South Fork in Kentucky to Obey River in Tennessee (Page and Burr 2011).|
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This species is represented by a large number of occurrences (subpopulations); see maps in Burr and Warren (1986) and Etnier and Starnes (1993).
This species is regarded as fairly common (Page and Burr 2011). It is often common in small streams (Etnier and Starnes 1993).
Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat includes rocky pools of headwaters, creeks, and small rivers (Page and Burr 2011). This darter is common in pools in creeks up to 3rd order but rare in gravel bottom pools of larger streams; it occurs in pools with bottoms of bedrock or slab rocks, and in shallow water over sand. Rocks and crevices are used as cover. Eggs are laid on the undersides of rocks in steadily moving currents (Kuehne and Barbour 1983).|
|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 obeyense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.|
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