12 Southern fish species endangered

12 Southern fish species endangered Development and mining a threat

By Anne Paine • THE TENNESSEAN • December 7, 2008

They’re the “Desperate Dozen” and their names sound like characters in a period murder mystery novel: chucky madtom, Pearl darter and slender chub.

The 12 are harmless enough but they themselves are on the brink — they’re the Southeastern fishes considered the most likely to disappear the soonest.

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