Etheostoma smithi Page & Braasch, 1976
Slabrock darter
Etheostoma smithi
photo by Page, L.M.

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Max. size:  6.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 2 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: occurs only in the lower Cumberland (below Caney Fork) and lower Tennessee River (in lower Duck River and downstream) drainages in Kentucky and Tennessee, USA.
Biology:  Inhabit rocky pools of headwaters, creeks and small rivers, and rocky margins of medium-sized rivers and impoundments (Ref. 5723); also found in streams (Ref. 10294). Adults feed on midge, mayfly, and immature caddisfly, with copepods and other microcrustaceans (Ref. 10294). Eggs are found clustered on underside of stone and guarded by males (Ref. 7043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 January 2012 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. - 08.06.94

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