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Status of the Arkansas Darter in South-central
Kansas and Adjacent Oklahoma

Mark E. Eberle and William J. Stark


Abstract: We assessed the status of the Arkansas darter (Etheostoma cragini) in the Arkansas and Cimarron river basins of south-central Kansas and adjacent areas of Oklahoma. We used data from 145 sites sampled from 1994 through 1997. The Arkansas darter was present at 67 (46%) of these localities, including 26 (67%) of the 39 historic collection localities sampled during our study period. The Arkansas darter was locally abundant and occurred over most of its range in this region; however, dewatering of streams caused by large-scale groundwater withdrawals has resulted in extirpations within the western portion of the study area and poses a threat elsewhere in the region.

Key words: Arkansas darter, Arkansas River basin, Cimarron River basin, Etheostoma cragini, Kansas fishes, Oklahoma fishes, stream fishes.


This resource is based on the following source:

Eberle, Mark E., and William J. Stark.  2000.  Status of the Arkansas darter in south-central Kansas and adjacent Oklahoma.  Prairie Naturalist 32(2):103-113.

This resource should be cited as:

Eberle, Mark E., and William J. Stark.  2000.  Status of the Arkansas darter in south-central Kansas and adjacent Oklahoma.  Prairie Naturalist 32(2):103-113.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/fish/darter/index.htm (Version 07JAN2002).


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Mark E. Eberle and William J. Stark, Department of Biological Sciences and Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
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