Darter (fish)

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This article is about North American darters. For the South American darters, see Crenuchidae.
Percina pantherina.jpg
Leopard darter, Percina pantherina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae


The fish popularly known as darters are small, perch-like fish found in freshwater streams in North America. They are members of the family Percidae and include members of the Ammocrypta, Crystallaria, Etheostoma and Percina genera.

Some darters are widespread throughout North America, most notably in the Mississippi Basin, but others are restricted to single streams, leaving them vulnerable to extinction.

List of darters[edit]

Genus: Ammocrypta[edit]

Genus: Crystallaria[edit]

Genus: Etheostoma[edit]

Genus: Percina (including the logperches)[edit]