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Etheostoma sanguifluum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES PERCIDAE

Scientific Name: Etheostoma sanguifluum
Species Authority: (Cope, 1870)
Common Name/s:
English Bloodfin Darter
Synonym/s:
Poecilichthys sanguifluus Cope, 1870

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-01-20
Assessor/s: NatureServe
Reviewer/s: Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/s: Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Justification:
Somewhat small extent of occurrence, but listed as Least Concern in view of the fairly large number of subpopulations, lack of evidence of a substantial decline, and apparent lack of major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Range includes the middle Cumberland River drainage, from Caney Fork, Tennessee, to Rockcastle River, Kentucky (Page and Burr 2011). See Etnier and Williams (1989) for spot map.
Countries:
Native:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: This species is represented by a fairly large number of occurrences (subpopulations).

Total adult population size is unknown. This darter is generally uncommon (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 fast riffles over coarse gravel and rubble in small to medium rivers (Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 2011). Eggs are laid probably on the undersides of stones near riffles (Page 1983).
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 sanguifluum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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