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Arkansas Darter

Arkansas Darter Male
Etheostoma cragini
This small, rare perch lives in shallow, spring branches and spring-fed creeks with sandy bottoms and mats of watercress. More

Arkansas Darter Best Management Practice

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Arkansas Darter Male

Arkansas Darter Male
This small, rare perch lives in shallow, spring branches and spring-fed creeks with sandy bottoms and mats of watercress. More

Bridge to the Future

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An unlikely partner—a tiny fish—helped change Little Tavern Creek to everyone’s benefit. More

Crystal Darter

Color illustration of Crystal Darter
Crystallaria asprella
This pale, very slender darter is Endangered in Missouri. Formerly known from many river drainages in the east-central and southeastern parts of our state, it apparently now lives only in the Gasconade and Black rivers. More

Crystal Darter Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Endangered Fish Benefit Landowners

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Image of a topeka shiner
What's good for rare fish proves a boon for nearby landowners. More

Endangered fish helps local bridge project

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A rare fish in need of better habitat and a Dallas County road in need of a better bridge have become entwined in a unique project that will benefit both. More

Goldstripe Darter

Etheostoma parvipinne
One of the rarest darters in our state, the endangered goldstripe has exacting habitat requirements: It needs small, shallow, shaded, spring-fed streams with clear water and a low to moderate gradient. What it doesn’t need is siltation, pollution, channel restriction and removal of the tree canopy above! More

Goldstripe Darter Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More