endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (5000-200,000 square km (about 2000-80,000 square miles)) Range includes the Santee River drainage, North Carolina and South Carolina, and Peedee River drainage, South Carolina; mostly above the Fall Line (Page and Burr 2011).
Length: 6 cm
Habitat and Ecology
Habitat Type: Freshwater
Comments: Habitat includes rocky and sandy pools and runs of creeks and small to medium rivers (Page and Burr 2011); montane and upper Piedmont streams above the Fall Line (Lee et al. 1980).
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 81 - 300
Comments: This species is represented by a large number of occurrences (subpopulations).
100,000 to >1,000,000 individuals
Comments: Total adult population size is unknown but apparently quite large (likely greater than 100,000).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Cyprinella chloristia
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cyprinella chloristia
Public Records: 8
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Total adult population size is unknown but apparently quite large (probably greater than 100,000).
Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely to be relatively stable.
Global Short Term Trend: Relatively stable (=10% change)
Comments: Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable.
Comments: No major threats are known.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Removed from genus NOTROPIS and placed in genus (formerly subgenus) CYPRINELLA by Mayden (1989); this change was adopted in the 1991 AFS checklist (Robins et al. 1991). Regarded as a subspecies of C. ANALOSTANA by Gibbs (1963), but Robins et al. (1991) and Mayden (1989) disagreed and retained C. ANALOSTANA and C. CHLORISTIA as separate species.