Georgia Ecological Services Field Offices
Southeast Region
Map of the Southeast Region

Federally Threatened and Endangered Fish found in Georgia

Listed Plants Georgia Range Habitat Threats
Threatened Species - likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future
Blue shiner

Cyprinella caerulea

Conasauga River and tributaries above Dalton and the Coosawattee River in Gilmer County
Medium to large clear cool streams with gravel-rubble-small boulder substrate Habitat loss due to dam and reservoir construction, habitat degradation, and poor water quality
Cherokee darter
Etheostoma scotti
2000 Recovery Plan

Warm water creeks in the Etowah River system
Shallow water (0.1-0.5 m) in small to medium creeks (1-15 m wide) with predominan Habitat loss due to dam and reservoir construction, habitat degradation, and poor water quality
Goldline darter

Percina aurolineata

Upper Coosawattee River system above Carter's Reservoir in Gilmer County
Main channel of rivers in white-water rapids > 2-3 feet deep Habitat loss due to dam and reservoir construction, habitat degradation, and poor water quality
Snail darter

Percina tanasi

Catoosa County
Adults live/spawn in shallow shoal areas over large smooth gravel. Larvae drif Habitat loss due to dam and reservoir construction, habitat degradation, and poor water quality
Endangered Species - A species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
Shortnose sturgeon

Acipenser brevirostrum
Coastal rivers (primarily Altamaha, Ogeechee, Savannah Rivers)
Atlantic seaboard rivers  
Etowah darter
Etheostoma etowahae
2000 Recovery Plan
Etowah River system
Shallow riffle habitat, with large gravel, cobble, and small boulder substrates. Usually found in medium and large cool water creeks or small rivers (15-30 m wide) with moderate or high gradients and rocky bottoms. Habitat loss due to dam and reservoir construction, habitat degradation, and poor water quality
Amber darter

Percina antesella

Etowah and Conasauga Rivers; last taken in Etowah River in 1980
Gentle riffle areas over sand and gravel substrate that becomes vegetated (prim Habitat loss due to dam and reservoir construction, habitat degradation, and poor water quality
Conasauga logperch

Percina jenkinsi

Conasauga River
Pool areas with flowing water and substrates of rubble, gravel and sand; spawns Habitat loss due to habitat degradation and poor water quality

 

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Last updated: November 16, 2012