Re: NANFA-- Mystery Darter

Jeremy Tiemann (
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:12:25 -0600

The two darters that have been collected from Stevens Creek:
Etheostoma nigrum and Etheostoma spectabile.

Other darters from Sangamon River drainage: western sand darter, mud
darter, bluntnose darter, faintail darter, slough darter, banded
darter, logperch, blackside darter, and slenderhead darter.

You can rule out... western sand darter, faintail darter, logperch,
blackside darter, and slenderhead darter. My guess would be banded
darter, bluntnose darter, or slough darter, but I would need to see a
better picture. If you are in the C-U area before Wed (or after Dec
1), stop by and I will be happy to tell you what it is.

>I've got this darter I seined out of Stevens Creek in Decatur. I've
>never seen one like this before. I've looked in this darter book
>I've got and I didn't see anything that looked real close. Here's
>the pic of it, it's not real good but it's the best I've got so far.
>Any ideas on what this might be?
>Lance Merry
>Decatur, IL

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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