Etheostoma obeyense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Percidae

Scientific Name: Etheostoma obeyense Kirsch, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Barcheek Darter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-12-22
Assessor(s): NatureServe
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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).
Countries occurrence:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: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.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

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 obeyense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T202508A2745408. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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