snail darter

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a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River

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The dam's end seemed sealed with the discovery of a rare fish, the snail darter, that existed only in Tellico's domain.
Republican Jerry Nadler slammed Gohmert for poking fun at the amendment, saying that it is not a snail darter's amendment but was a civil rights amendment.
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.
All of which prompted Christian Science Monitor cartoonist Clay Bennett to warn National Public Radio's listening audience last December that while all journalists are an endangered species, "the editorial cartoonist is more like the snail darter, the most endangered."
In the 1970s while the snail darter (Percina tanasi) was focusing national attention on the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River, another dam project was threatening two listed mussels slightly to the west on the Duck River.
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.
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?