Okaloosa darter

Because of extensive habitat improvement efforts by the Jackson Guard at Eglin Air Force Base, the US Fish & Wildlife Service recommended that the fish be reclassified from endangered to threatened status in 2007.

The Okaloosa darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Okaloosa darter is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Okaloosa darter (scientific name: Etheostoma okaloosae) is a fish indigenous to fresh-water streams and tributary systems in Okaloosa and Walton counties in northwest Florida. It is a small and elongated fish, less than 50 millimeters in length. More

The Okaloosa darter is a small, elongate, slightly compressed darter, with adults ranging in size from 27-49 millimeters standard length. Its preferred habitat is in the margins of clear flowing streams among the vegetation and woody debris. More

* States/US Territories in which the Okaloosa darter is known to occur: Florida * For more information: http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/life_histories/E00H. More

EGLIN AFB — The Okaloosa darter has been on the Endangered Species Act list about as long as the federal law has existed, some 34 years. Efforts at Eglin Air Force Base to revive the darter’s dwindling population have been successful. The U.S. More

Percidae The Okaloosa darter is a small (up to 44 mm), perch-like fish with a divided dorsal fin, a rounded tail, and a slightly arched lateral line. Centers of most scales have dark pigment giving an impression of longitudinal rows of spots. More

Okaloosa darters in a fish viewing box. More than 90 percent of the darter's stream habitat is found on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation. (U.S. More

Okaloosa darters thrive in cool, sand-bottom streams with plenty of grasses and natural debris the fish use as homes and spawning beds. Golf courses thrive on a constant influx of players, many of them cranky. More

the reclassification of the Okaloosa darter, including a summary of the results of the peer review. This peer review plan is made available on this website to allow the public to monitor our compliance with the Office of Management and Budget’s Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review. More

little Okaloosa darter has pushed back in a big way from the brink of extinction. More

Okaloosa darter on the Eglin Golf Course: http://water.dep.state.fl.us/eswizard/esdata/pdfs/141.pdf http://water.dep.state.fl.us/eswizard/esdata/pdfs/142.pdf http://water.dep.state.fl.us/eswizard/esdata/pdfs/183.pdf Watershed Characteristics Mill Creek is a second order stream at the sample site (North 30 degrees 31 minutes 55. More

Okaloosa darter reaches scarcely 2 inches in length. They are found only in the Choctawhatchee Bay drainage in Florida, where they inhabit vegetated sand runs of clear creeks. More

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Eglin Air Force Base finds that helping the Okaloosa darter is in its best interest. By WILLIAM R. More

Common names

Okaloosa darter in English
Okaloosa-smutte in Danish (dansk)
奥卡氏镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
奧卡氏鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma okaloosae
Authority : Fowler, 1941