|Scientific Name:||Moxostoma ariommum|
|Species Authority:||Robins & Raney, 1956|
Scartomyzon ariommus (Robins & Raney, 1956)
Scartomyzon ariomus (Robins & Raney, 1956) [orth. error]
|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.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of the large extent of occurrence, large number of subpopulations, large population size, and lack of major threats. Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely to be relatively stable, or the species may be declining but not fast enough to qualify for any of the threatened categories under Criterion A (reduction in population size).
|Range Description:||Upper Roanoke River drainage, Virginia and North Carolina. Known in Roanoke proper and Dan systems from Ridge and Valley Province into upper half of Piedmont Province, where range is apparently discontinuous. Uncommon.|
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This species is represented by a large number of subpopulations and locations.
Total adult population size is unknown but relatively large.
Currently stable (Warren et al. 2000).
|Habitat and Ecology:||Warm, generally clear to moderately turbid, moderate gradient, small to medium rivers. Larger juveniles and adults typically congregate in deep runs and heads of pools, usually among large rubble, boulders, and outcrop.|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats exist at the present time. Potential threats include creation of recreation impoundments (fish needs flowing water), siltation/runoff from nonpoint agricultural/domestic sources, and habitat fragmentation from multiple sources (P. Angermeier and F. Rohde pers. comm. 1995).|
Currently, this species is of relatively low conservation concern and does not require significant additional protection or major management, monitoring, or research actions.
|Citation:||NatureServe 2013. Moxostoma ariommum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.|