Slenderhead darter

The Slenderhead darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Characteristics: Slenderhead darters have moderately connected gill membranes, an orange submarginal band in the spiny dorsal fin, a wide frenum on the upper lip, and a single spot at the base of the caudal fin. More

The slenderhead darter is one of several darter species that have greatly expanded their range in Ohio since the mid 1980's. This coincides with better treatment of wastewater resulting in improved water quality. On the left is a male and below a female. More

The slenderhead darter is found widely distributed in medium to large sized rivers throughout the Mississippi River drainage basin (Harlan et al. 1987), including the Des Moines, Cedar, Iowa, Wapsipinicon and Mississippi Rivers. More

The slenderhead darter, Percina phoxocephala (Nelson), is a moderate-sized darter reaching 80-mm standard length (SL). More

slenderhead darter from the Kansas River basin (Cross 1967, Thompson 1980, Cross and Collins 1995). Eberle, Wenke, and Welker (1997) commented on a ... More

slenderhead darter) collected in post-1986 collections were characterized by Karr (1986) as being intolerant. More

Common names

Slankhovedet smutte in Danish (dansk)
slenderhead darter in English
細首小鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
细首小鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Percina
Species : Percina phoxocephala
Authority : Nelson, 1876