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Proposal to delist

Based on a review of the best available science, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Roanoke logperch is no longer at risk of extinction. On April 1, 2024 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal remove the species from endangered species list.


The Roanoke logperch is a large darter, growing to about 6 inches long. It has a bulbous snout, lateral blotches, back is scrawled, and most fins are strongly patterned. First dorsal fin has an orange band, particularly vivid in mature males. It can be found in larger streams in the upper Roanoke, Smith, Pigg, Otter, Nottoway river systems, and Goose Creek in Virginia and in the Dan, Mayo, Smith river sytems and Big Beaver Island Creek in North Carolina. They prefer large sized warm clear streams and riffles, runs and pools with sand, gravel or boulder.

Scientific Name

Percina rex
Common Name
Roanoke logperch
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