Etheostoma kanawhae

Etheostoma kanawhae
Kanawha Darter – Etheostoma kanawhae
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FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PercidaeEtheostoma kanawhae(Raney)1941Kanawha Darter

Etheostoma kanawhae

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. Green posterior bars on side usually not encircling caudal peduncle. Opercle and checks naked. Nape well scaled. Spinous dorsal fin with distal orange band; body brilliantly colored with orange belly and branchiostegal membranes. Restricted to the New basin.

Similar Species: None

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