Longhead darter

The Longhead darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

5-5 inches in length, the longhead darter is a small to medium-sized fish. It has a long, narrow head and snout with a groove (called a frenum) separating the tip of the upper lip from the snout. More

The longhead darter has not been seen in Ohio waters since 1939. As a result it is presumed that this species no longer exists in Ohio. More

The longhead darter occurs in the Ohio River drainage from New York to North Carolina, and west to Kentucky and Tennessee, but it is rare and highly localized in these locations. More

Conservation status of the longhead darter, Percina macrocephala, in Kinniconick Creek, Kentucky. Southeastern Fishes Council meetings, Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2008. D. J. Eisenhour, J. M. Schiering, and A. M. Richter. Habitat use of Percina macrocephala (longhead darter) in Kinniconick Creek, Kentucky. More

Common names

Langhovedet smutte in Danish (dansk)
longhead darter in English
大头小鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
大頭小鱸 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Percina
Species : Percina macrocephala
Authority : Cope, 1867