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Arkansas Darter Male

Arkansas Darter

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

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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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.

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Bridge to the Future

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

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Color illustration of Crystal Darter

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.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Endangered Fish Benefit Landowners

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What's good for rare fish proves a boon for nearby landowners.

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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.

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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!

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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