Highland Rim darter

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Highland Rim darter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. kantuckeense
Binomial name
Etheostoma kantuckeense
Ceas & Page, 1997
Etheostoma kantuckeense distribution.svg

The Highland Rim darter (Etheostoma kantuckeense) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States where it is only known to occur in Tennessee and Kentucky in the Barren River system. This species can reach a length of 5.6 centimetres (2.2 in) SL.[2]

Identification[edit]

Similar to the Orangethroat Darter but has blue-grey breast, belly, and faint lines on side. The Highland Rim darter lacks scales on its breast.[3]

Habitat[edit]

The Highland Rim Darter can be found in shallow gravel riffles, rocky runs and pools, of headwaters creeks, and small rivers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Etheostoma kantuckeense". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T202495A2745317. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T202495A2745317.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Etheostoma kantuckeense" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  3. ^ Page, Lawrence; Burr, Brooks (2011). Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 553. ISBN 0547242069.
  4. ^ Page, Lawrence; Burr, Brooks (2011). Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 553. ISBN 0547242069.