Table Bc09: Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Species in the Black River Basin

Table Bc09: Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Species in the Black River Basin

Common Name Federal Status State Status Global Rank State Rank
Fishes
Cypress minnow   E G5 S1
Mississippi silvery minnow     G5 S3S4
Pallid shiner     G4 SX
Taillight shiner   E G5 S1
Ozark shiner     G3 S2
Sabine shiner   E G2G3 S1
Pugnose minnow     G5 S4
E. slim minnow     G5T4 S2S3
Mountain madtom   E G4 S1S2
Western sand darter     G3 S2S3
Scaly sand darter     G5 S3
Crystal darter   E G3 S1
Swamp darter   E G5 S1
Harlequin darter   E G5 S2
Goldstripe darter   E G4G5 S1
Longnose darter   E G3 S1
River darter     G5 S3
Stargazing darter     G3 S2
Blue sucker     G4 S3
Flier     G5 S3
Dollar sunfish     G5 SU
Bantam sunfish     G5 S2
Starhead topminnow     G4 S2
American brook lamprey     G4 S2
Mooneye     G5 S3
Paddlefish     G4 S3
Crayfish
Cajun dwarf crayfish     S3? G4G5
Shufeldt?s dwarf crayfish     S3? G5
Shield crayfish     S2S3 G5
Vernal crayfish     S3? G5
Mussels
Elktoe     S2? G4
Western fanshell     S1S2 G2
Curtis pearlymussel E E S1 G1T1
Pink mucket E E S2 G2
Black sandshell     S1S2 G5
Southern hickorynut     S1 G2G3
Bankclimber     S3 G4G5
Ouachita kidneyshell     S2S3 G3G4
Rabbitsfoot     S1 G3T3

Federal Status: E = endangered State Status: Rule 3CSR10-4.111 of the Wildlife Code of Missouri and certain state statutes apply to state Code listed species. The state status "Endangered" is determined by the Department of Conservation under constitutional authority.

Global Rank: G1= Critically imperiled globally, G2 = Imperiled globally, G3 = Either very rare or in a restricted range, G4 = Widespread, abundant, and apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range. Thus the element is of long-term concern. G5 = demonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure globally, though it may be quire rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

State Rank: S1 = Critically imperiled in the state because of rarity or because some factor (s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation, S2 - Imperiled in the state because of rarity or because some factor (s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation, S3 = Rare and uncommon in the state, S4 = Widespread, abundant, and apparently secure in state, but the species is of long-term concern, SU = unrankable. Possibly in peril in the state, but status uncertain. Need more information, SX = Extirpated.

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