Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Percoidei
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(Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Percina: Latin, diminutive of perch = perch (Ref. 45335); tanasi: Named after the former capital of the Cherokee Nation, which was located on the Little Tennessee River, the type locality (Ref. 10294)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C - ; 36°N - 34°N
North America: upper Tennessee River drainage of eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia in the USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 12193)
Occurs in gravel and sand runs of medium-sized rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294); also found in creeks (Ref. 10294). Feeds on small pleurocerid river snails, mostly Leptoxis and Lithasia, as well as some physid snails and limpets; also consumes caddisfly larvae (Glossosoma, Hydropsyche, Brachycentrus), midge and blackfly larvae, and a few mayfly nymphs (Ref. 10294).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00236 - 0.01278), b=3.14 (2.94 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4; Fec=100-600).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .