Iowa darter

The Iowa darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Iowa darter is a slow-water species that occurs among vegetation and often over flocculent bottom in lakes, ponds, or the slower sections of streams. More

that of the Iowa darter, which is found as far west as Alberta and north-central Montana. Identification The Iowa darter is sometimes mistaken for a minnow, but it is unrelated to shiners, chubs, dace, or other minnow species. More

Iowa darter has disappeared from the southern portions of its range (Harlan et al 1987; Kuehne and Barbour 1983). Predictive Model(s): Statewide Model: by 8-digit HU The distribution is based upon existing collection records. More

Iowa darters occur farther west and north than any other darter in the United States (Page and Burr 1991). State Ranking Justification Historically occurring in about 36 waters, Iowa darters are currently found in about 17 waters scattered throughout the St. More

The Iowa Darters in some of the pictures below appear skinny because that is how they were when they were caught. The fish are much more filled-out and healthy after a few weeks at BTDarters. More

The Iowa darter is a member of the perch family, Percidae, subfamily Luciopercinae, and is an excellent aquaria fish. No major life history studies of this species were found in the literature. Carlander (1941) reported meristics of the Iowa darter. More

Since 1962, the Iowa darter was reported from the Turtle (17), Goose (13,17), Elm (12,13), Rush (12,13,14), Maple (2,9,12,13), Sheyenne (9,12,14,16,20), Bois de Sioux (9,13), Mustinka (1), Rabbit (9), Otter Tail (1,6,9,10), Pelican (1,9), Buffalo (1,9,14), Sandhill (1), Red Lake (1,10), Clearwater (1,10,14), and More

Etheostoma exile (Girard), the Iowa darter, was listed as E. iowae by Woolman (1896), who reported it from the Park, Red Lake, and Sheyenne Rivers (Figure A68). More

Common names

dard à ventre jaune in French (français)
iowa darter in English
Iowa-smutte in Danish (dansk)
Weed darter in English
Yellowbelly in English
細鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
细镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma exile
Authority : Girard, 1859