Eastern sand darter

The eastern sand darter is a species of fish in the Percidae family.

The Eastern sand darter lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The eastern sand darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) is a species of fish in the Percidae family. It is found in Canada and the United States. Species prefers clean sand substrate due to its burying behavior. More

The eastern sand darter occurs east of the Mississippi from southern Illinois and Kentucky through the Mississippi, Ohio, and Great Lakes drainages to southern Michigan and southern Ontario. More

The eastern sand darter is a long (average of 6 cm), slender, pale, translucent darter. The dorsal fins are separated by a space about the size of the eye. The breast and belly are scaleless and the lateral line is complete. More

The eastern sand darter is a small fish, averaging 2.5 inches in length. It has a long, slender body with no scales on the belly. Its flesh is transparent and the upper portion of the body is fluorescent violet in color. More

Once populous over a wide territory, eastern sand darters have been dwindling in numbers since the start of the 20th century—and have vanished entirely from some of their original territory. More

The Eastern Sand Darter is a bottom dwelling species found only where there are clean, stable substrates composed primarily of sand. Perhaps the habitat of no other Ohio fish as been so widely destroyed. More

The eastern sand darter burrows into sand where it waits for food items to float by. Often the only part of the fish visible is their eyes (below). E. More

not surprising that the Eastern sand darter has a different body shape than its stream-dwelling cousins. This species lives primarily in lakes or slow-moving waters and burrows into the sand for protection. The sand darter is proportionally much longer and thinner than its flowing water relatives. More

The Eastern Sand Darter, or Ammocrypta pellucida, is a small, translucent fish found only in clean, sandybottom bodies of water. More

Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) - reproductive habitat surface area (Lake St. Louis to Trois-Rivi More

Features: The Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida), a member of the perch family, is a slender and elongated fish with a translucent body. It requires sandy-bottomed streams and rivers where it often buries itself completely. More

The eastern sand darter is a small member of the perch family that grows to a length of about 8 cm. This species is easily distinguished from other darters by its slender, elongate, translucent body. More

The eastern sand darter will frequently bury itself in the sandy bottom, leaving only its eyes exposed. This behavior helps the fish to hide from predators, to maintain its position in a fast-flowing stream section, and to ambush prey. More

Common names

Ammocrypta pellucida in Catalan (Català)
dard de sable in French (français)
eastern sand darter in English
Østlig sandsmutte in Danish (dansk)
东部隐鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
東部隱鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
透明鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
透明镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Ammocrypta
Species : Ammocrypta pellucida
Authority : Putnam, 1863