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Scientific name: Percina jenkinsi
Size: To 5 in.
Range: Georgia and Tennessee in the Conasauga River of the Coosa River Basin
Habitat: Moderate current deeper water with rocky bottoms
Diet: Aquatic invertebrates
Conservation status: Federally Endangered
The Conasauga logperch is restricted to a 35 mile stretch of the Conasauga River, one of the smallest ranges of any North American fish. The Conasauga River, located 40 miles east of Chattanooga, ranks fourth among US rivers for harboring the highest number of imperiled aquatic species, including snails, mussels and fishes. We are working with the Southeastern Fishes Council to highlight the Conasauga logperch as one of the Desperate Dozen, the twelve southeastern fishes recently identified as on the brink of extinction.