Johnny darter

The Johnny Darter is a small fish native to lakes and streams in North America.

The Johnny darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.0, dH range: 15 environment.

The johnny darter is the most common and widespread of the darters in Ohio. It is not as sensitive as other species of darters to increased turbidity (muddy water) and will tolerate some siltation of its habitat. More

The Johnny darter is the most common darter in the state. It lives in most of our lakes, streams, and rivers from the Boundary Waters to the southern prairie. More

(1958a, b) observed johnny darters spawning in an inverted position on the undersides of objects. Females deposit eggs singly into clusters of 30 to 200 eggs, with up to 1,150 eggs per nest. More

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The Johnny Darter is a member of the same family as perches. It can be found through out the midwest to the east coast as well as places in Canada. More

Johnny Darters in my experience have never consumed dried foods, and have to be coaxed into taking frozen shrimp. The darters grew quickly on this diet, and by winter had pretty much reached an adult size of 3«". More

The johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum Rafinesque) was reported from the "North Red River" near latitude 46 in 1857 (Smithsonian Institute 1994), and from the Goose, Maple, Sheyenne, Otter Tail, Buffalo, and Red Lake rivers by Woolman (1896), where it was more abundant than all other More

The Johnny darter is a small fish that lives in streams and rivers where it resides in areas of slow to no current. They prefer gravel or sand bottoms but are much more tolerant of siltation than most other darters. More

The johnny darter is one of the most common and widespread darters spanning all the Aquatic Subregions. It is absent only from the Nishnabotna and Nodaway River drainages in southwest Iowa. More

Common names

johnny darter in English
Johnny-smutte in Danish (dansk)
raseux-de-terre noir in French (français)
Schwarzer Springbarsch in German (Deutsch)
黑鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
黑镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma nigrum
Authority : Rafinesque, 1820