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Snail Darter

Snail Darter. Courtesy of USGS

WMRS | Interesting Endangered Species Fun Facts

Snail Darter Fun Facts:

  • Snail Darter. Courtesy of U.S. FWSThe Little Tennessee River was the snail darter's only known spawning habitat when the species was listed as endangered.
  • The snail darter is a member of the Percidae family alongside perch, walleye, and ruffe species.
  • The snail darter was declared an endangered species in 1975 and downgraded to a threatened species in 1984.
Source: All information from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior).


Updated September 12, 2017

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