Maryland darter

The Maryland darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Maryland darter (Etheostoma sellare) is a possibly extinct fresh water fish species that has been found only in Deer Creek, Maryland. It was long known only by two specimens until it was rediscovered in 1962. More

Percidae The Maryland darter (Etheostoma sellare) is a small (adult size 45-70 mm) member of the freshwater perch family (04,05). Adults may be separated from other darters by using the following combination of characters: gill membranes slightly conjoined, presence of approx. More

Endangered Species: The Maryland Darter is found in only one Maryland stream. These small darters require clean water to live. More

Illustration of Maryland Darter, courtesy of Dr. David Neely In 1912, two biologists noticed a fish they’d never seen before in Swan Creek; they named it the Maryland darter and published their discovery in a scientific journal. More

Illustration of Maryland Darter, courtesy of Dr. John Neely History On a summer day in 1912, two biologists collecting fish in Swan Creek, a fast-flowing stream near Havre de Grace, Maryland, noticed a fish they had never seen before. More

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Endangered Status The Maryland Darter is on the U.S. Endangered Species List. It is classified as endangered in Maryland, where it was last seen in a single small creek in Hartord County. More

The Maryland darter is a small, silvery fish growing to a maximum length of 2.8 inches. It has four dark saddles on its back and a small dark spot behind each eye, and feeds on snails, insect larvae, aquatic insects, and plant matter. More

for a petition to remove the Maryland darter from the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants due to extinction. The Service finds that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that delisting of this species may be warranted. More

The Maryland darter, an obscure finger-length relative of the perch that hasn't been seen in nearly a decade, is at the center of a controversy pitting farmers against bureaucrats against conservationists. More

the Maryland darter, shown in the pamphlet, covers approximately 18 miles of stream including Deer Creek south of U.S. Route 1 downstream to the Susquehanna River, and the entire length of Buck Branch, Elbow Branch and Gashey s Creek. More

Common names

Maryland darter in English
Maryland-smutte in Danish (dansk)
馬里蘭鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
马里兰镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma sellare
Authority : Radcliffe and Welsh, 1913