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Relict darter (Etheostoma chienense) a federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. The female is smaller than the male in with her.

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

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Boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti), a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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

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A studio portait of a largescale stoneroller (Campostoma oligolepis).

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A studio portait of a largescale stoneroller (Campostoma oligolepis).

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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This tiny snail darter (Percina tanasi) stalled the construction of Tellico dam on the Little Tennessee river. Though the dam was built, the Endangered Species Act was henceforth seen in many quarters as an enemy of progress.

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Bighorn Creek which is part of the Kootenay river system in British Columbia, Canada. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Bighorn Creek which is part of the Kootenay river system in British Columbia, Canada. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) swimming in the Bighorn Creek, in the Wigwam River drainage in British Columbia. This is one of the last, best places for spawning of the vulnerable (ICUN) and federally-threatened bull trout, and is part of the Kootenay River system, which sees an annual migration of bull trout from Lake Koocanusa, some fifty miles away. The fish prefer very cold water of 40 degrees or so in order to spawn, and the springs in this area provide that.

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A group of fisherman cleaning lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) at Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.

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A group of fisherman cleaning lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) at Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.

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Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) caught in fishing nets in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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Kathy Sartore goes fishing with her brother-in-law, Paul Sartore.

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Bonytail, formerly known as the bonytail chub (Gila elegans), a critically endangered (IUCN) and an endangered (US) fish found in the Colorado River.

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Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) a critically endangered (IUCN) and endangered (US) fish from the Colorado River system.

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Spotted darter (Etheostoma maculatum) from the Elk River, West Virginia, population. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A Kentucky arrow darter (Etheostoma sagitta spilotum), a species of concern.

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Part of a smoky madtom’s (Noturus baileyi) fin is clipped so that its DNA can be tested to determine genetic diversity in the wild.

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Spotted darter (Etheostoma maculatum) from the Elk River, West Virginia, population. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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A bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) from Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Federally threatened)

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