Endangered Species Program
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Featured Species | Kentucky Arrow Darter (05:49)

Host: Sarah Leon with Mike Floyd

Kentucky Arrow Darter (click to view larger)
Kentucky arrow darter
Photo credit: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources


Status: Candidate/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Etheostoma sagitta spilotum
Description:The Kentucky arrow darter now has a limited range in the upper Kentucky River drainage in Kentucky. A recent status survey of the species has shown that populations have declined considerably during the past two decades.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011