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Threatened and Endangered Fish

This gallery of fish that are listed as Threatened, Endangered and Species in Need of Conservation in the Kansas River drainage was created by Garold W. Sneegas, whom we wish to thank for his generous help and wonderful photos. Please do not reproduce without permission.

For a complete list of species and the most recent status information please go to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service websites.


Arkansas River Shiner, Notropis girardi


Blackside Darter, Percina maculata

Flathead Chub, Platygobio gracilis

Plains Minnow, Hybognathus placitus

Redspot Chub, Nocomis asper

Topeka Shiner, Notropis topeka

Species In Need of Conservation

Banded Darter, Etheostoma zonale

Banded Sculpin, Cottus carolinae

Bigeye Shiner, Notropis boopsi  (proposed for listing)

Bluntnose Darter, Etheostoma chlorosoma

Cardinal Shiner, Luxilus cardinalis  (proposed for listing)

Common Shiner, Luxilus cornutus (proposed for listing)

Greenside Darter, Etheostoma blennioides

Johnny Darter, Etheostoma nigrum  (proposed for listing)

Northern Hogsucker, Hypentelium nigricans

Ozark Minnow, Notropis nubilus

Redfin Darter, Etheostoma whipplei  (proposed for listing)

River Darter, Percina shumardi

River Shiner, Notropis blennius

Southern Redbelly Dace, Phoxinus erythrogaster  (proposed for listing)

Slough Darter, Etheostoma gracile

Speckled Darter, Etheostoma stigmaeum

Spotted Sucker, Minytrema melanops

Stippled Darter, Etheostoma punctulatum

Striped Shiner, Luxilus chrysocephalus  (proposed for listing)

Tadpole Madtom, Noturus gyrinus