Roanoke logperch (Percina rex)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Roanoke logperch is a large darter, growing to about 6 inches long. It has a bulbous snout, lateral blotches, back is scrawled, and most fins are strongly patterned. First dorsal fin has an orange band, particularly vivid in mature males. It can be found in larger streams in the upper Roanoke, Smith, Pigg, Otter, Nottoway river systems, and Goose Creek in Virginia and in the Dan, Mayo, Smith river sytems and Big Beaver Island Creek in North Carolina. They prefer large sized warm clear streams and riffles, runs and pools with sand, gravel or boulder.

  • States/US Territories in which the Roanoke logperch, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  North Carolina , Virginia
  • US Counties in which the Roanoke logperch, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
08/18/1989 Northeast Region (Region 5) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
06/30/1987 52 FR 24312 24314 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 52 FR 24312-24314
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
06/08/2011 76 FR 33334 33336 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Nine Species: Purple Bean, Clubshell, Roanoke Logperch, Swamp Pink, Northern Riffleshell, Flat-spired Three-toothed Land Snail, Puritan Tiger Beetle, Dwarf Wedgemussel, and Bog Turtle
04/21/2006 71 FR 20717 20718 Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Nine Listed Species: the Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Northern Red-bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi), Roanoke Logperch (Percina rex), Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata), Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), Flat-spired Three-toothed Land Snail (Triodopsis platysayoides), Puritan Tiger Beetle (Cicindela puritana), and Dwarf Wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon)
08/18/1989 54 FR 34468 34472 ETWP; Endangered Status for the Roanoke Logperch; 54 FR 34468 34472
01/16/1984 49 FR 1919 Findings on Certain Petitions; 49 FR 1919
01/09/1986 51 FR 996 999 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 51 FR 996-999
12/29/1988 53 FR 52746 52749 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 53 FR 52746-52749
05/13/1980 45 FR 31447 31448 ETWP; Review of the Status of the Orangefin Madtom (Noturaus gilberti) and the Roanoke Logperch (Percina rex)
07/18/1985 50 FR 29238 Findings on Petitions & Initiation of Status Review; 50 FR 29238
11/21/1991 56 FR 58664 58666 ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 56 FR 58664 58666
07/07/1988 53 FR 25511 25515 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress of Listing Actions; 53 FR 25511-25515
09/07/1988 53 FR 34561 34564 Proposal to List Roanoke Logperch as End. Species; 53 FR 34561-34564
04/25/1990 55 FR 17475 17476 ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 55 FR 17475 17476

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
03/20/1992 Roanoke Logperch View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/21/2006 71 FR 20717 20718 Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Nine Listed Species: the Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Northern Red-bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi), Roanoke Logperch (Percina rex), Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata), Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), Flat-spired Three-toothed Land Snail (Triodopsis platysayoides), Puritan Tiger Beetle (Cicindela puritana), and Dwarf Wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon)
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
06/08/2011 76 FR 33334 33336 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Nine Species: Purple Bean, Clubshell, Roanoke Logperch, Swamp Pink, Northern Riffleshell, Flat-spired Three-toothed Land Snail, Puritan Tiger Beetle, Dwarf Wedgemussel, and Bog Turtle
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/19/2007 Roanoke Logperch 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Roanoke logperch.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Roanoke logperch.

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

The logperch typically inhabits medium-to-large, warm, usually clear streams and small rivers of moderate to low gradient. Adults usually inhabit the main body of stream pools, runs, and riffles and select areas with exposed, silt free gravel substrate. In the Roanoke and Pigg Rivers, adults were found primarily in runs and riffles. In the Nottoway River, adults were found primarily in pools. Young are usually found in slow runs and pools with clean sandy bottoms.

Food Habits

Logperch actively feed during the warmer months by flipping over stones with their snout and ingesting the exposed prey that consists of botton-dwelling insects.

Reproductive Strategy

Spawning occurs in April or May in deep runs over gravel and small cobble and logperch typically bury their eggs with no subsequent parental care. This species commonly lives five to six years.

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