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Percina peltata  (Stauffer, 1864)

Shield darter
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percidae (Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Percina: Latin, diminutive of perch = perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?; 43°N - 36°N

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North America: Atlantic Slope drainages from Hudson and Susquehanna River in New York to Neuse River in North Carolina, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 6.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit gravel and sand riffles and runs of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723). Eggs are found buried in the substrate (Ref. 7043).

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Eggs are found buried in the substrate (Ref. 7043).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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