snail darter

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a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River

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Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): A Republican Congressman has sparked outrage for comparing the plight of minorities in America to snail darters and prairie chickens.
The Snail Darter Case: TVA versus the Endangered Species Act.
35) The snail darter was a "previously unknown species of perch," and the Little Tennessee River appeared to be its only habitat.
The snail darter, Percina tanasi (Etnier), was discovered in 1973 in the Little Tennessee River, Tennessee, and at that time no other populations were known (Etnier, 1976), The species was subsequently listed as endangered in 1975.
In the new book The Snail Darter Case: TVA Versus the Endangered Species Act author Kenneth M.
Like the snail darter and spotted owl before it, the suckerfish quickly became the poster-animal for anti-Endangered Species Act pundits from talk radio's Rush Limbaugh to the editorial writers at The Wall Street Journal.
It is not so puzzling why other, less-known species like the snail darter (Percina tanasi) are not as appealing for a society used to blaming others for its own excesses.
The salamander "could have been another snail darter," she says.
Similarly, a new population of tiny snail darter fish was recently located in a tributary of the Tennessee River.
Save the forests, save the wetlands, save the snail darter, etc.
Construction was stopped by the discovery of the endangered snail darter, a tiny and hitherto obscure fish, and the Supreme Court ruled that the Endangered Species Act required that the dam be left unfinished to protect the fish.
Cat, butterfly, snail darter, fetus, felon -- their fates are in our hands.
Amid such persistent attacks, one is bound to ask: Will tenure eventually go the way of the snail darter and the spotted owl, or does it have a more promising future?
It was unfortunate that the controversy over the snail darter was used to delay completion of the dam after it was virtually finished," he wrote a constituent.
Funds also will be gathered at the local level, as policemen will be told to write $50 "Public Churlishness" tickets and slap them on the windshields of any cars carrying a bumper sticker reading "Nuke the Whales" or "Screw the Snail Darter.