Ammocrypta vivax Hay, 1882
Scaly sand darter
photo by Tumlison, R.

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Max. size:  7.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Mississippi River basin from western Kentucky and southeastern Missouri south to southern Mississippi and west to eastern Oklahoma and Texas in the USA, and in Gulf drainages from Pascagoula River in Mississippi to San Jacinto River in Texas.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy runs of creeks, small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723) and streams (Ref. 10294). Feeds mainly on midge larvae and entomostracans (Ref. 79012).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 October 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.06.94

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