Guardian darter

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Guardian darter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. oophylax
Binomial name
Etheostoma oophylax
Ceas & Page, 1992

The guardian darter (Etheostoma oophylax) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States. It inhabits creeks and headwaters, living in pools with gentle currents and adjacent riffles. This species can reach a length of 7.4 centimetres (2.9 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Etheostoma oophylax". 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 oophylax" in FishBase. February 2014 version.