Etheostoma zonale (Cope, 1868)
Banded darter
photo by Crippen, C.

 Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
 Max. size:  7.8 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 4 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: in Lake Michigan and Mississippi River basins from southwestern New York to Minnesota and south to northern Georgia, northern Alabama and southern Arkansas; in Wabash River drainage of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois; and in streams of southern Illinois, southern Iowa and northern Missouri, USA.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabit rocky riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Adults feed on midge larvae, mayfly nymphs, and blackfly larvae (Ref. 10294). Eggs are found attached to the substrate unguarded (Ref. 7043).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.07.15
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.06.94

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