Etheostoma rupestre 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Percidae

Scientific Name: Etheostoma rupestre Gilbert & Swain, 1887
Common Name(s):
English Rock Darter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-01-19
Assessor(s): NatureServe
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Listed as Least Concern in view of the fairly large extent of occurrence, large number of subpopulations and locations, and large population size, and because the species probably is not declining fast enough to qualify for any of the threatened categories.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Range included the Alabama and Tombigbee river systems (Mobile Bay drainage), Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and extreme southeastern Tennessee (Page and Burr 2011). This darter is common, especially near the Fall Line where rapids prevail (Page and Burr 1991). It is common in the Black Warrior and Cahaba systems of Alabama, rarer and spotty elsewhere, especially in the lower parts of the Mobile Bay drainage (Lee et al. 1980).
Countries occurrence:
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.

Trend over the past three generations is uncertain but probably relatively stable or slowly declining.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat includes swift riffles over rocky bottom or bedrock in creeks and small to medium rivers (Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 2011).
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat in larger rivers has been much reduced by impoundments, but most habitat and populations in creeks and medium rivers are secure (Boschung and Mayden 2004).

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 rupestre. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T202526A18236247. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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