→ Finding on petition to list freshwater fish species the Holiday Darter, Trispot Darter, and Bridled Darter as endangered or threatened species

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 'announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list three species, the holiday darter (Etheostoma brevirostrum), the trispot darter (Etheostoma trisella), and the bridled darter (Percina kusha),' as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. All three species are freshwater fish native to Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. 'After review of the best available scientific and commercial information,' the US Fish and Wildlife Service propose listing the trispot darter, but not the holiday and bridled darters. 'Accordingly, [the US Fish and Wildlife Service] propose to list the trispot darter as a threatened species... If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would add the trispot darter to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and extend the Act's protections to the species.'