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Blackside dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) in spawning colors at Conservation Fisheries. This is a vulnerable species.

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Blackside dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) in spawning colors at Conservation Fisheries. This is a vulnerable species.

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A critically endangered diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta) at Conservation Fisheries.

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A critically endangered diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta) at Conservation Fisheries.

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A critically endangered diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta) at Conservation Fisheries.

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A flying fox fish (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A flying fox fish (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A flying fox fish (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of flame chubs (Hemitremia flammea) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of flame chubs (Hemitremia flammea) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A flying fox fish(Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A sawfin shiner (Notropis sp. cf. spectrunculus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of sawfin shiners (Notropis sp. cf. spectrunculus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of sawfin shiners (Notropis sp. cf. spectrunculus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A vulnerable blackside dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A vulnerable blackside dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Vulnerable blackside daces (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Vulnerable blackside daces (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) at Conservation Fisheries.

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A diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), a critically endangered fish from the southeastern U.S. at Conservation Fisheries.

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A diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), a critically endangered fish from the southeastern U.S. at Conservation Fisheries.

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A school of vulnerable Blackside dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis), a rare fish from the southeasern U.S. at Conservation Fisheries.

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Goldstripe darter (Etheostoma parvipinne) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center in Knoxville. This fish is not listed. Little is known about it.

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A pair of vulnerable (IUCN) ashy darters (Etheostoma cinereum), a very rare fish species with a shrinking range in TN and VA, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This fish should be listed as endangered but hasn’t been due to lack of lack of funding and little survey work to determine just how imperiled it is.

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Aquariums containing many rare and endangered fish species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Portrait of a western sand darter (Ammocrypta clara). This is a very rare fish that should be listed federally but is not yet.

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Yellowfin madtoms (Noturus flavipinnis) a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) Chucky madtom (Noturus crypticus), one of only 14 specimens ever to be collected, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This fish has not been listed due to lack of funding even though it is one of the rarest fish in North America.

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Yellowfin madtoms (Noturus flavipinnis) a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Barrens topminnow (Fundulus julisia) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This species is endangered (IUCN). It is only found in the Barrens Plateau in middle Tennessee, making it one of the rarest fish in eastern North America.

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Spotfin chubs (Erimonax monacha) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This species is federally listed as threatened.

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Slackwater darters (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. The male is colorful and much larger than the female.

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A female slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Slackwater darters (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. The male is colorful and much larger than the female.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Cape Fear shiner (Notropis mekistocholas) at Conservation Fisheries.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) citico darters (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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