Re: NANFA-- New state listings
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 07:02:24 -0600

On 4 Jan 2001, at 22:14, Christopher Scharpf wrote:

> >I just got an updated copy of the MS list of threatend and
> >endangered vertebrates, courtesy of Todd Slack. He informed me
> >that 7 new fishes have been listed, bringing the total to 15.
> Martin,
> Would you mind sharing this list -- the fish part, that is -- with us?

Here are the listed species:

-Alabama Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirynchus suttkusi) - not that
we would ever expect to see one but hey, you never know!
-Bayou Darter (Etheostoma rubrum) - endemic
-Bigeye Shiner (Notropis boops) - believed extirpated
-Crystal Darter (Crystallaria asprella) - Federally endangered as
well (?)
-Frecklebelly Madtom (Noturus minutus)
-Greenside Darter (Etheostoma blennioides) - common in AL but
extirpated from MS
-Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi)
-Ironcolor Shiner (Notropis chalybaeus) - extirpated
-Northern Madtom (Noturus stigmosus)
-Pallid Sturgeon (S. albus)
-Pearl Darter (Percina aurora) - another endemic
-Slender Madtom (N. exilis)
-Slenderhead Darter (P. phoxocephala)
-Southern Redbelly Dace (Phoxinus erythgrogaster) - Western MS
disjunct pops only - may be a distinct species
-Suckermouth Minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis)

About half of these fishes are believed extirpated from state waters,
hence their status as threatened or endangered on the state list.


Jackson, MS
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