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Etheostoma nigrum (Johnny darter)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum) is a species of darter native to shallow waters throughout North America east of the Rocky Mountains.
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Adult Length [2]  2.756 inches (7 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [2]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  600
Maximum Longevity [2]  4 years
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  1 year

Protected Areas


Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[3]
Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup)[3]
Sander vitreus (Walleye)[4]


Range Map

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Food habits and growth of walleye, Stizostedion vitreum , smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieui , and northern pike, Esox lucius , in the Kaministiquia River, Ontario. Stephenson, SA | Momot, WT Canadian field-naturalist. Ottawa ON [CAN. FIELD-NAT.]. Vol. 105, no. 4, pp. 517-521. 1991
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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