Headwater darter

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Headwater darter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. lawrencei
Binomial name
Etheostoma lawrencei
Ceas & Burr, 2002
Etheostoma lawrencei distribution.svg

The headwater darter (Etheostoma lawrencei) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States where it is found in Kentucky and Tennessee in the upper Green River system down to the Mud River, in the Cumberland River and upper Salt River systems. It is an inhabitant of streams up to about 5 metres (16 ft) wide with gravel or cobble substrates. Males of this species can reach a length of 6.2 centimetres (2.4 in) SL while females only reach 5.7 centimetres (2.2 in).[2]


  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Etheostoma lawrencei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Etheostoma lawrencei" in FishBase. February 2014 version.