Status, distribution, and habitat preferences of the stripetail darter, Etheostoma kennicotti and spottail darter Etheostoma squamiceps in the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Jeremy S. Tiemann, Joshua L. Sherwood

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Abstract

In Illinois, the stripetail darter Etheostoma kennicottiand spottail darter Etheostoma squamicepsare restricted to tributaries of the Ohio River.Because of their narrow ranges, we examined the status, distribution, and habitat preferences of E. kennicottiand E. squamicepsin streams in the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, during June 2009 to determine whether these species warrant listing under the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act.These two fishes were the most abundant dartersfound and were com-monly collected under slab rock and occurred in multiple basins throughout the Shawnee National Forest.Because of its high abundance and occurrence in multiple basins, we feel that neither E. kennicottinor E. squamicepswarrant listing at this time.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151--160
JournalTransactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science
Volume104
Issue number3/4
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

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