Sharphead darter

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Sharphead darter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. acuticeps
Binomial name
Etheostoma acuticeps
R. M. Bailey, 1959

The sharphead darter (Etheostoma acuticeps) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States, where it is only known to occur in the Holston and Nolichucky River systems. It inhabits small to medium-sized rivers, being found in rocky riffles in deep, fast-flowing waters. This species can reach a length of 8.4 cm (3.3 in), though most only reach about 5.5 cm (2.2 in).[2]


  1. ^ Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Etheostoma acuticeps. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Etheostoma acuticeps" in FishBase. February 2014 version.