Hemitremia flammea (Source)
The Flame Chub (Hemitremia flammea) is a species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is found only in the United States.
The species is very sensitive to human alteration of its preferred habitat, small flowing streams often associated with springs. Flame chubs are extirpated from Kentucky, and close to extirpation in Georgia. In north Alabama in 2007, Bruce Stallsmith from the University of Alabama in Huntsville visited 53 sites known to have produced flame chubs since the 1960s, and found flame chubs at 18 of these sites. Many sites were obviously degraded by forms of land use change such as putting a stream in a concrete culvert, or paving over part of a stream. The fish deserves recognition as an increasingly vulnerable species as human population expands in its native range.
* Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Hemitremia flammea. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
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