A Tennessee shiner (Notropis leuciodus) collected from the Tellico River, Tellico Plains, Tennessee.



A fringed darter (Etheostoma crossopterum) collected from Caney Fork River, Tennessee.



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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