Laurel dace (Chrosomus saylori)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The laurel dace, a fish in the Cyprinidae (Minnows) family, is found in streams in Bledsoe and Rhea Counties, Tennessee. The laurel dace was first collected by Charles Saylor, a TVA ichthyologist, in 1976. Because nonbreeding individuals are similar in appearance to the more common congener, the southern redbelly dace (P. erythrogaster), the existence of the laurel dace went unnoticed until Saylor donated his 1976 specimens to the University of Tennessee Research Collection of Fishes in 1990. Dr. David Etnier examined those specimens and believed that they probably represented an undescribed species, a belief confirmed by the nuptial coloration characteristics observed in later collections.
- States/US Territories in which the Laurel dace, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Tennessee
- US Counties in which the Laurel dace, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|09/08/2011||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|01/14/2015||Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the Laurel dace (Chrosomus saylori)||Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display||Draft|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|01/14/2015||79 FR 1933||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the Laurel Dace||
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|10/16/2012||77 FR 63603 63668||Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace: Final rule.||Final Rule||Final designated|
|10/12/2011||76 FR 63360 63418||Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace; Proposed Rule||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Laurel dace.
» Life History
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