Tippecanoe darter

The Tippecanoe darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS: The tippecanoe darter is one of our smallest fishes, reaching a length of only 1 1/3 inches. More

One of the smallest of all Ohio darters, the Tippecanoe Darter is an inhabitant of some of the larger rivers and streams possessing moderate gradients and clean gravel substrates. They frequent those sections of riffles characterized by moderate gradients and substrates composed primarily of sand and gravel. More

The tippecanoe darter is one of Ohio's two smallest species of fish rarely growing to be more than 1.5 inches long, the other is the least darter. The photo to the left is an adult male and below is an adult female. More

REASONS FOR BEING ENDANGERED: The tippecanoe darter has a distribution similar to that of the spotted darter, i.e., a disjunct upper Allegheny River and French Creek occurrence, and a separate Kentucky-Green-Cumberland and Tennessee River basins occurrence. More

Description: The Tippecanoe darter is one of the smallest darters. The body of the male is gold or orange with 4-11 blue-black vertical bars on the side and a blue breast. More

Common names

tippecanoe darter in English
Tippecanoe smutte in Danish (dansk)
蒂普鏢鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
蒂普鏢鱸 in Unknown
蒂普镖鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
蒂普镖鲈 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Etheostoma
Species : Etheostoma tippecanoe
Authority : Jordan and Evermann, 1890