Nothonotus aquali (Williams & Etnier, 1978)
Coppercheek darter
Nothonotus aquali
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: found only in Duck River system (Tennessee River drainage) in western central Tennessee, USA.
Biology:  Occurs in clear, fast rocky riffles of small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on hydropsychid caddis larvae, midge larvae, mayfly nymphs, blackfly larvae, and a wide variety of additional aquatic insect immatures plus a few snails (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 December 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. - 30.04.94

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