Shield darter

The Shield darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The shield darter is an Atlantic coast species that ranges from the Hudson River to the Neuse River in North Carolina. In New York, it is found in Rondout Creek, the Delaware, and the Susquehanna systems. More

personally hoped to find some more shield darters, a species that was new to me and looked like it would be interesting to keep in my darter tank. More

Common names

shield darter in English
Skjoldsmutte in Danish (dansk)
楯状小鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
楯狀小鱸 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Percina
Species : Percina peltata
Authority : Stauffer, 1864