Alabama darter

The Alabama darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

good chance of observing an Alabama darter, a small fish only found in certain Alabama streams. Unless Alabama’s citizens better understand our unique aquatic environment, some of these species may become extinct. The Creek Kids program costs $5 per student. More

seeing an Alabama Darter, a rare fish found only in certain Alabama streams. Students also get an overview of a watershed during a train ride, see the impact of a mill dam on fish passage, and visit the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama. More

The Alabama darter (Etheostoma ramseyi) is a common species of fish native to the upper tributaries of the Alabama, Mobile, and Cahaba Rivers. The 2.2 inch long colorful spotted fish spawns in spring and inhabits moderately flowing streams with varying substrates. More

Alabama - The Alabama darter is appropriately named as it is endemic to (only lives in) Alabama, and it is found in the Alabama River. More

DISTRIBUTION: The Alabama darter is distributed below the Fall Line in the Alabama River drainage and above the Fall Line throughout the Cahaba River system to its headwaters. More

Common names

Alabama darter in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma ramseyi
Authority : Suttkus and Bailey, 1994