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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Cape Fear shiner (Notropis mekistocholas) 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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Critically endangered (IUCN) Chuckey 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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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 monachus) 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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Relict darter (Etheostoma chienense) a federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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The fin of a relict darter (Etheostoma chienense) a federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Relict darters (Etheostoma chienense) a federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Relict darters (Etheostoma chienense) a 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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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darters (Etheostoma wapiti) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti) at Conservation Fisheries.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darters (Etheostoma wapiti) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti) at Conservation Fisheries.

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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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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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A school of endangered (IUCN) Barrens topminnow (Fundulus julisia) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. With only found in the Barrens Plateau in middle Tennessee, these fish are one of the rarest in eastern North America.

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

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

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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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Slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) and 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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Slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) and 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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Slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) and 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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Critically endangered (IUCN) Chuckey 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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Critically endangered (IUCN) Chuckey 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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