Greenside darter

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The Greenside darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Both large and small greenside darters feed on mayfly and midge larvae. Small young eat some entomostracans. distribution Distribution of greenside darters in NY state. Dark dots represent where actual samples of greenside darters were taken. White dots represent historic distributions. More

greenside darter with 56 identified in the strip removals. Some 43 rainbow darters were identified. Thirty-eight spotted darters were taken. This is the first time in our samples that greenside darters and rainbow darters have outnumbered spotted darters. More

Find greenside darter information at Animal Diversity Web Greenside darter = Etheostoma blennioides What do they look like? - Greenside darters are olive-green with dark spots. More

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Breeding male (left) greenside darters, like many species of darters, display very different color patterns than those of females (below), juveniles, and non-breeding males. More

The greenside darter spawns in New York from the second week in April until June. Spawning takes place in swift riffles and the eggs are deposited on algae on rocks. Spawning is initiated when the water temperature reaches 51 F. More

Greenside Darters in Kansas: Etheostoma blennioides newmani in the Spring River system in Cherokee County and Etheostoma blennioides pholidotum in the Osage River drainage in Bourbon County. More

CHARACTERISTICS: The greenside darter is the largest species of Etheostoma in Alabama. It is readily distinguishable by a fusion of tissue over the upper jaw with the tissue on the snout and by very broadly connected gill membranes. More

Features: The Greenside Darter (Etheostoma blennioides) is a small member of the perch family, and grows to about 14 cm long. The green V-shaped marks on the sides are diagnostic of this darter species. The Greenside Darter prefers clear, swift-flowing streams and rivers. More

the Greenside Darter, Etheostoma Blennioides A Rare Fish in Canada. Environmental Biology of Fishes . 51(3):297-308. More

The greenside darter is one of our most colorful freshwater fishes. This species is a small member of the perch family that reaches a size of 11 cm. More

Common names

greenside darter in English
Grønsidet smutte in Danish (dansk)
Grünseiten-Springbarsch in German (Deutsch)
似鳚鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
似鳚镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma blennioides
Authority : Rafinesque, 1819