Percina squamata

Percina squamata
Olive Darter – Percina squamata -Nolichucky River, TN
Photo Credit: Dave Neely
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PercidaePercina squamata(Gilbert and Swain)1887Olive Darter

Percina squamata

Unique Characteristics: Belly and interpelvic area with 1 or more highly modified (enlarged, often strong-spined) modified scales. Gill membranes broadly joined, 80-90°. Snout pointed. Breast well scaled, at least laterally and posteriorly, scales small and embedded. Restricted to Tennessee River drainage basins, except for the Watauga basin.

Similar Species: None

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