Etheostoma whipplei (Girard, 1859)
Redfin darter
Etheostoma whipplei
photo by Tumlison, R.

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Gulf drainages from Mobile Bay in Alabama to Neches River in Texas, USA; Mississippi River basin from Mississippi to southeastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy and rocky pools, sometimes runs and riffles, of headwaters, creeks and small rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 January 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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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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