Etheostoma inscriptum

Etheostoma inscriptum
Turquoise darter – Etheostoma inscriptum

Etheostoma inscriptum

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PercidaeEtheostoma inscriptum(Jordan and Brayton)1878Turquoise Darter

Unique Characteristics:  Belly and interpelvic area lacking modified scales. Lateral line normal, not arched upward. 1st anal spine stiff, as thick as 2nd spine. Sides with no horizontal streaks along each scale row. Posterior bars on side not encircling caudal peduncle. Opercle and checks naked. Nape with embedded scales near head. Dorsal fin with no orange basal band. Dark dorsal saddles 5 or 6; males with sides of body with horizontal lines formed by red dots. Restricted to Savannah basin.

Similar Species: None

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