IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Upper Kentucky and upper Green (including Barren River) river systems, eastern and central Kentucky and north-central Tennessee; primarily in upland streams of the Cumberland Plateau and central portions of the Highland Rim; fairly common in Kentucky River drainage (where occurs from Red River upstream and including the South Fork), uncommon and localized in Green River drainage; in the Green River occurs, primarily upstream of the confluence of the Little Barren and Green rivers; in the Barren River, most common upstream of the confluence of Drakes Creek and the Barren River; in Tennessee, restricted to large tributaries of the Barren River system in Clay, Macon, and Sumner counties; there is an old record from the Nolin River system, where the species no longer occurs; reports of this species (as P. cymatotaenia) from Obion Creek in western Kentucky, creeks near Paducah (Kentucky), and the Big Sandy and Licking River drainages (Kentucky) are based on misidentified specimens of Percina sciera (Burr and Page 1993, Page and Burr 1991). See Burr and Page (1993) for spot map and list of localities.


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