English : Orangethroat darter
French : Poisson-dard à gorge orange
Class : Teleostei
Order : Perciformes
Family : Percidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a total length of 7.2 cm. Slender and cylindrical body, large eyes, dorsal fin split in two. Coloration yellowish with bright orange throat. More or less visible bluish bands on flanks. Red dots on dorsal and caudal fins.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in North America, mostly in central and central-eastern USA, from Lake Erie and Mississippi river basin to Texas. Lives in Lives in fast flowing areas of rivers, amongst rubble and gravel.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species has a large range and occurs as many stable populations. It is thought to be locally abundant and not threatened at the moment.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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