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    Spring pygmy sunfish critical habitat proposal

    November 2, 2018 | 6 minute readWhat is the spring pygmy sunfish and where does it occur? The spring pygmy sunfish is a spring-associated fish which is currently found in spring systems in the Tennessee River drainage in northern Alabama. Understanding of the distribution of the spring pygmy sunfish changed in 2015 with the discovery of the fish in Blackwell Swamp on Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Currently the spring pygmy sunfish is known from Beaverdam Spring/Creek in Limestone County and Blackwell Swamp in Madison County. Learn more...

    A female spring pygmy sunfish. Photo by Matt Laschet.

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    New population of spring pygmy sunfish discovered

    November 2, 2018 | 3 minute readTo protect one of only two known populations of a rare, threatened Alabama fish, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to designate a swamp in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) as critical habitat for the species. A new population of spring pygmy sunfish was discovered in the swamp in late 2015. The proposed critical habitat designation will help guard against the sunfish’s extinction and support recovery efforts by local, state and federal partners. Read the full story...

    A female spring pygmy sunfish. Photo by Matt Laschet.

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    Service proposes to protect the spring pygmy sunfish and designate Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act

    October 1, 2012 | 5 minute readCurrent evidence suggests that the spring pygmy sunfish may become threatened with extinction in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service has proposed to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act, and is seeking new information from the public and the scientific community that will assist the agency in making a final determination. The spring pygmy sunfish is a spring-associated fish which has a restricted range and is currently only found in a single spring system (Beaverdam Spring/Creek) in the Tennessee River drainage in Limestone County, Alabama. Read the full story...

    Spring pygmy sunfish. Photo by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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    Service initiates status review of the spring pygmy sunfish

    March 31, 2011 | 3 minute readThe spring pygmy sunfish may warrant federal protection as an endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concludes, following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The decision, commonly known as a 90-day finding, means that the information provided in the petition, and available in the Service’s files, indicates that listing might be appropriate for the spring pygmy sunfish. Read the full story...

    Spring pygmy sunfish. Photo by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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