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The staff of Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee, studies, tags and fin clips two examples of the rarest fish in the United States, the Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi). These fish are part of “The Desparate Dozen”, a list of critically imperilled fish here in the southeast. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Endangered)

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

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A Roanoke logperch (Percina rex). (US: Endangered; IUCN: Vulnerable)

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An endangered (IUCN) Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae), a candidate for federal listing.

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An endangered (IUCN) Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae), a candidate for federal listing.

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A woman feeds fish at Conservation Fisheries, a rare fish propagation center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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

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

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

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A Tennessee darter (Etheostoma tennesseense) collected from Abrams Creek in Tennessee.

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A redline darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum) collected from Abrams Creek in Tennessee.

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A redline darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum) collected from Abrams Creek in Tennessee.

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A redline darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum) collected from Abrams Creek in Tennessee.

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Critically endangered stellate sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii).

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Critically endangered stellate sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened beluga sturgeon (Huso huso).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened beluga sturgeon (Huso huso).

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An endangered Asian bonytongue (Scleropages formosus).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered giant pangasius catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered giant pangasius catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered giant pangasius catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei).

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An endangered Asian bonytongue (Scleropages formosus).

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An endangered Asian bonytongue (Scleropages formosus).

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Sicklefin redhorse fish (Moxostoma sp. “sicklefin redhorse”) a rare and undescribed species of redhorse found only in the Blue Ridge section of the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee River. Photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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Sicklefin redhorse fish (Moxostoma sp. “sicklefin redhorse”) a rare and undescribed species of redhorse found only in the Blue Ridge section of the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee River. Photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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Sicklefin redhorse fish (Moxostoma sp. “sicklefin redhorse”) a rare and undescribed species of redhorse found only in the Blue Ridge section of the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee River. Photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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Sicklefin redhorse fish (Moxostoma sp. “sicklefin redhorse”) a rare and undescribed species of redhorse found only in the Blue Ridge section of the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee River. Photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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Sicklefin redhorse fish (Moxostoma sp. “sicklefin redhorse”) a rare and undescribed species of redhorse found only in the Blue Ridge section of the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee River. Photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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Sicklefin redhorse fish (Moxostoma sp. “sicklefin redhorse”) a rare and undescribed species of redhorse found only in the Blue Ridge section of the Little Tennessee River and Hiwassee River. Photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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A marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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A marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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A marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) photographed at Conservation Fisheries, a breeding center for rare native stream fish.

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