Southeastern Fishes

The species profiles below are a one-stop-shop for information about the fish that the Southeast region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for protecting and/or recovering.

A small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings

Cumberland Darter

The Cumberland darter is a small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings found in 14 streams in Kentucky and Tennessee. It is protected as an endangered species and is threatened primarily by water pollution. Visit the species profile...

Photo by Jeremy Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

A small, brightly colored orange and blue fish in an aquarium.

Kentucky Arrow Darter

The Kentucky arrow darter is a small fish found only in Kentucky. It is currently protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Visit the species profile...

Photo by J.R. Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

A biologist holding a yellow/brown fish on a river bank in front of a dam

Sicklefin redhorse

The sicklefin redhorse, a freshwater fish, can grow to 25 inches long. It has a sickle-shaped back fin that is olive-colored, sometimes partly red. Its body is also olive, with a coppery or brassy sheen; its lower fins are primarily dusky to dark, often tinted yellow or orange and pale edged; the tail fin is mostly red. Visit the species profile...

North Carolina Biologist with Sicklefin redhorse. Photo: Mark Cantrell, USFWS.