→ Proposed threatened species status for freshwater fish the Candy Darter

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 'announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, and to designate critical habitat.' The candy darter is a freshwater fish species from Virginia and West Virginia. 'After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, [the US Fish and Wildlife Service] find that listing the candy darter is warranted,' and propose to add the candy darter as a threatened species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Finalizing this proposal will extend the protections of the Endangered Species Act to the candy darter.