River darter

The River darter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The river darter is the only member of Imostoma that does not have the distinct dorsal saddles characteristic of other species found in Alabama and the Mobile basin, including the snail darter, P. tanasi; amber darter, P. More

The river darter is one of two threatened darter species primarily restricted to the Ohio River and the lower portion of its larger tributaries in Ohio. More

River - The river darter is a darkly colored darter that prefers medium to large streams and rivers with a moderate to swift current and substrates of gravel, rubble, or partially exposed bedrock, as is commonly encountered at the head or foot of riffles and shoals. More

A 64 mm River Darter was found in the stomach of a paddlefish (Polydon spathula) from the Mississippi River (Carlander 1969). References Balon, E.K. 1975. Reproductive guilds of fishes: a proposal and definition. More

The river darter is found throughout the Mississippi River but is limited to this river and the extreme lower reaches of its tributaries (Harlan et al. 1987). More

Since 1962, the river darter was reported from the Buffalo (1), Red Lake (1,10), Middle (10), and Roseau (10) rivers. More

EmailEmailPrintPrint Researchers find state's first river darter in the Ohio RiverSunday, September 16, 2007By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The river darter, a small fish never before found in Pennsylvania, has been netted by Pennsylvania State University researchers trawling the bottom of the More

* river darter: Historically, this darter was common in large ditches and Lowland streams (Pflieger 1997). In the Black River basin, only one specimen has been collected in the lower subbasin (Table 8). More

Percina shumardi (Girard), the river darter, was listed as Etheostoma guntheri by Woolman (1896), who collected it from the Red, Sheyenne, and Red Lake Rivers where it was rare to common in the samples (Figure A74). More

River darter; Gulf darter; Striated darter; Banded darter; Redfin darter; Boulder darter; Coppercheek darter; Sharphead darter; Brown darter; Choctawhatchee darter; Turquoise darter; Christmas darter; Slough darter; Swamp darter; Fountain darter; Fantail darter; Iowa darter; Spotted darter; Yoke darter; Okaloosa darter; Black darter; Saddleback darter; More

The river darter is olive-colored above with small indistinct black blotches near the front and rear of the first dorsal fin. More

River darter, but improvements in habitat and water quality for the darter also will help other species, such as small mouth and rock bass, suckers, and other sports fish. More

The river darter is a bug-eyed fish with an olive-colored back, two dorsal fins and fanlike pectoral fins. It measures about three-inches long and is not brightly colored like many other darter species. More

Common names

Flodsmutte in Danish (dansk)
river darter in English
舒氏小鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
舒氏小鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Genus : Percina
Species : Percina shumardi
Authority : Girard, 1859