Warrior darter

The Warrior darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Warrior darter (Etheostoma bellator) is a species of fish native to Mulberry Fork, Locust Fork and Valley Creek in the Black Warrior River system. It inhabits mainly rock-strewn running streams above the fall line. Its habitat is threatened by industrial and residential development. More

Warrior - An Alabama endemic, the Warrior darter is found in the upper Warrior River system, and the Warrior darter has an orange belly stripe, which distinguishes it from its closest relative the vermilion darter. More

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CHARACTERISTICS: The Warrior darter is a member of the subgenus Ulocentra. Individuals have a reduced or poorly developed premaxillary frenum, but their vomerine teeth typical of individuals in Etheostoma duryi. More

Common names

warrior darter in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma bellator
Authority : Suttkus and Bailey, 1993