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NC’s endemic vertebrates, pt. 1

This entry lists 13 freshwater fishes, including some subspecies and undescribed forms, whose range is entirely limited to the state of North Carolina. The mean conservation status (rounded global status, or RGS) for the group is 2, or Imperiled. No taxa are listed as Secure, while four are listed as Critically Imperiled. Common names are links to Natureserve.org entries (the source for all data).

Family Genus Species Subsp. Common name Status RGS
Cyprinidae Erimystax insignis eristigma Mountain Blotched Chub Not Yet Ranked NA
Cyprinidae Lythrurus matutinus Pinewoods Shiner Vulnerable 3
Cyprinidae Notropis lutipinnis ssp. 1 Broad River Population Yellowfin Shiner Vulnerable 3
Cyprinidae Notropis mekistocholas Cape Fear Shiner Critically Imperiled 1
Catostomidae Carpiodes cf. cyprinus A Carpsucker Not Yet Ranked NA
Catostomidae Carpiodes cf. velifer A Carpsucker Not Yet Ranked NA
Ictaluridae Noturus furiosus Carolina Madtom Imperiled 2
Atherinopsidae Menidia extensa Waccamaw Silverside Critically Imperiled 1
Fundulidae Fundulus cf. diaphanus Lake Phelps Population Banded Killifish Unrankable NA
Fundulidae Fundulus waccamensis Waccamaw Killifish Critically Imperiled 1
Percidae Etheostoma collis pop. 1 Central Piedmont Population Carolina Darter Vulnerable 3
Percidae Etheostoma collis pop. 2 Eastern Piedmont Population Carolina Darter Vulnerable 3
Percidae Etheostoma perlongum Waccamaw Darter Critically Imperiled 1

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