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Etheostoma stigmaeum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES PERCIDAE

Scientific Name: Etheostoma stigmaeum
Species Authority: (Jordan, 1877)
Common Name/s:
English Speckled Darter
Synonym/s:
Boleosoma stigmaeum Jordan, 1877

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-01-23
Assessor/s: NatureServe
Reviewer/s: Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/s: Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Range includes the Mississippi River basin from southeastern Kansas to western Virginia, and south to Louisiana; Gulf Slope drainages from Mobile Bay and Pensacola Bay, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, to the Sabine River drainage, Louisiana (Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 2011).
Countries:
Native:
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 large. This species is common, locally abundant (Page and Burr 1991).

end 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 clear sandy and rocky pools of creeks and small to medium rivers with moderate gradient and fast water, occasionally sluggish murky streams (Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 2011). Pools usually have bottoms of sand or sand and gravel. Eggs are laid in gravel in riffles.
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 stigmaeum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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