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Darter pics from recent trips


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#1 JasonL

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:07 PM

Here are a few darter pics from recent sampling in western KY

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Rainbow darter (E. caeruleum) actually rare west of the Lakes region, common elsewhere in KY


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Saddleback darter (P. vigil)


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Johnny darter (E. nigrum) large male


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Dusky darter (P. sciera)


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Gulf darter (E. swaini) uppermost portion of their range extends into far west KY


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Slabrock darter (E. smithi)

#2 JasonL

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:20 PM

Here are pics of two sister species of darters separated by just 30 miles or so on the map, but they never occur together. The best way to tell them apart is to catch a male in the spring and note the changes to the second dorsal fin. Otherwise they are nearly identical in female or non breeding males. Spottail and Relict darters (not pictured) are also part of the same complex of darters here in KY.


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Fringed darter (E. crossopterum




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Guardian darter (E. oophylax)

#3 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:30 AM

Cool pics, thanks for sharing.
Deep in the hills of Great North Mountain

#4 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:18 PM

Awesome pix! Thanks for posting! I love darters!



#5 Ournativeson

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:31 PM

Very nice, wish we had them up here!



#6 Chasmodes

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

Cool pics, thank you!!!


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#7 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:32 PM

Good deal Jason. Always great to see good photos. BTW Google images does not have any comparable oophylax photos.


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#8 itsme

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:32 PM

Love the egg mimics on the crossopterum!





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