The current status of the Harlequin Darter is State Species of Special Concern.

In 2017, the FWC convened a biological review group (BRG) to reassess the status of the harlequin darter. Based on results from recent research in population demographics, FWC staff recommended the harlequin darter be removed from the Florida Endangered and Threatened Species List as a Species of Special Concern based on the BRG’s findings.


Biological Status Review 2017 Adobe PDF

Draft Harlequin Darter Species Action Plan Adobe PDF

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