Teardrop darter

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Teardrop darter
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Etheostoma
Species: E. barbouri
Binomial name
Etheostoma barbouri
Kuehne & Small, 1971

The teardrop darter (Etheostoma barbouri) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States. It is only found in Kentucky and Tennessee, where it occurs in the middle to upper reaches of the Green River drainage. It inhabits small rivers and creeks and rocky pools where it feeds on the larvae of blackflies and midges, immature stages of caddisflies and mayflies, and cladocerans and copepods. This species can reach a length of 6 cm (2.4 in), though most only reach about 4.2 cm (1.7 in).[2]


  1. ^ NatureServe 2013. Etheostoma barbouri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Etheostoma barbouri" in FishBase. February 2014 version.