New York Natural Heritage Program
Swamp Darter
Etheostoma fusiforme (Girard, 1854)
Ray-finned Fishes
Etheostoma fusiforme, swamp darter
Family: perches and darters (Percidae)

State Protection: Threatened
A native species likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future in New York (includes any species listed as federally Threatened by the United States). It is illegal to take, import, transport, possess, or sell an animal listed as Threatened, or its parts, without a permit from NYSDEC. 1) Any native species likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future in New York. 2) Any species listed as threatened by the U.S. 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: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The swamp darter occurs further south than any other darter in the United States (Schmidt 1983).

State Ranking Justification [-]
The restricted range of the swamp darter in New York make this species susceptible to extirpation (Carlson 1998, 2005).

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