Speckled darter

The Speckled darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

speckled darters in the tank, the two males squared off near the female, fins flashing, hairy eyeball. One finally left, and the other perched on top of the female. More

Blueside - Similar to the speckled darter, the blueside darter is found in tributaries to the Tennessee River. Bluntnose - In Alabama's Mobile basin, the rather colorless bluntnose darter is found below the Fall Line. More

closely related speckled darter (Etheostoma stigmaeum) spawns in the early spring and buries its eggs in gravel. Darters, as their name implies, dart about on the bottoms of streams and eat small crustaceans and insects. More

The Speckled Darter lives in large, clear streams having moderate or steep gradients. It prefers pools below swift riffles, often at depths of two feet or more, except when spawning. They spawn in April. More

CHARACTERISTICS: The speckled darter has a blunt snout but no frenum and slightly joined gill membranes. The body is light brown to straw-colored along the back and sides, grading to light yellow and white on the venter. More

Common names

Broget smutte in Danish (dansk)
speckled darter in English
密点镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
密點鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma stigmaeum
Authority : Jordan, 1877