Barcheek darter

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Barcheek darter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. obeyense
Binomial name
Etheostoma obeyense
Kirsch, 1892

The barcheek darter (Etheostoma obeyense) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States where it is only known to occur in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee in the Cumberland River drainage from the Big South Fork down to the Obey River. It is an inhabitant of smaller rivers, streams and creeks where it lives in small, rocky pools. This species can reach a length of 8.4 centimetres (3.3 in) TL though most only reach a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Etheostoma obeyense". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T202508A2745408. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T202508A2745408.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Etheostoma obeyense" in FishBase. February 2014 version.