Vermilion darter

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Vermilion darter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. chermocki
Binomial name
Etheostoma chermocki
Boschung, Mayden & Tomelleri, 1992

The vermilion darter (Etheostoma chermocki) is a species of darter endemic to Alabama, where it only is found in Turkey Creek in Jefferson County, part of the Mobile Bay drainage basin.[2] On December 7, 2010, the US Fish and Wildlife Service designated 13 mi (21 km) of Turkey Creek watershed as critical habitat for the darter.[3]

External image
Illustration of Vermilion darter (Artist Joe Tomelleri, image from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service site, Southeast Region, News Releases, release dated 18-Apr-2000)


  1. ^ NatureServe 2013. Etheostoma chermocki. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Etheostoma chermocki" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  3. ^ "Designation of Critical Habitat for the Vermilion Darter; Final rule". U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 

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