Etheostoma luteovinctum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Etheostoma luteovinctum
Species Authority: Gilbert & Swain, 1887
Common Name(s):
English Redband Darter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-12-20
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, large population size, apparently stable trend, and lack of major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Range includes Stones River and Collins River (Cumberland River drainage), and Duck River and Elk River (Tennessee River drainage), central Tennessee (Page and Burr 2011).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: Etnier and Starnes (1993) mapped at least 50 collection sites that represent probably at least a few dozen distinct occurrences.

Total adult population size is unknown but presumably exceeds 10,000. This darter is fairly common in the Duck River, rare elsewhere (Page and Burr 1991); fairly widespread in the Duck River, common in headwaters of the Caney Fork system, localized in the Stones River system (Etnier and Starnes 1993).

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 shallow rocky pools of headwaters, creeks, and small rivers, including springs and spring-fed brooks; near springs, this darter occurs: in both pools and riffles, often it is associated with algae and aquatic plants. In small streams, in occurs in gravel and rubble riffles in spring, deep pools in summer (Lee et al. 1980, Kuehne and Barbour 1983, Page and Burr 2011). Spawning occurs probably in shallow gravel riffles (Page 1983).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known (Etnier and Starnes 1993).

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 luteovinctum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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