Duskytail darter

The Duskytail darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Duskytail Darter, a federally-listed Endangered species, occurs in shoals along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. The Big South Fork Duskytail population is one of three extant populations described in the Recovery Plan for Duskytail Darter. More

The duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum) was listed as a federally endangered species in 1993, and is extremely rare in Virginia. It is known only from a few streams in the Cumberland and Tennessee river systems, where it inhabits small to medium sized streams. More

Duskytail darters are one of our best success stories to date. We have been stocking propagated duskytail darters into Abrams Creek since 1993. The reintroduced population is doing well. We have documented both reproduction and recruitment in the creek. More

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Endangered Status The Duskytail Darter is on the U.S. Endangered Species List. It is classified as endangered throughout its range in Tennessee and Virginia, where it once occupied the middle Cumberland River and the upper Tennessee River. More

DESCRIPTION: The duskytail darter (Etheostoma (Catonotus)) which was first recognized as a distinct species by Jenkins (1976), is a member of the subgenus Catonotus and is closely related to the fantail darter (E. flabellare) and the stripetail darter (E. kennicotti). More

reintroduced the smoky madtom, duskytail darter, yellowfin madtom, and  spotfin chub into Abrams Creek, within the Great Smoky Mountains  National Park, Blount County, Tennessee. We have evidence that all four  species are becoming reestablished in Abrams Creek (Rakes et al. 1998). More

Common names

duskytail darter in English
暗尾鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
暗尾鏢鱸 in Unknown
暗尾镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
暗尾镖鲈 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma percnurum
Authority : Jenkins, 1994