New York Natural Heritage Program
Bluebreast Darter
Etheostoma camurum (Cope, 1870)
Ray-finned Fishes
Noel Burkhead
Family: perches and darters (Percidae)

State Protection: Endangered
A native species in imminent danger of extirpation or extinction in New York (includes any species listed as federally Endangered by the United States). It is illegal to take, import, transport, possess, or sell an animal listed as Endangered, or its parts, without a permit from NYSDEC. 1) Any native species in imminent danger of extirpation or extinction in New York. 2) Any species listed as endangered by the United States Department of the Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The presence of bluebreast darters indicate good water quality and stream habitat because of their low tolerance for siltation and pollution.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There is a single population in New York that is in the Allegheny River and Oswayo Creek. The population size is unknown at this time. Fish are found infrequently and in low numbers.

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