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Iowa Darter

Iowa Darter

Etheostoma exile

Iowa Darter lives in lakes, low gradient streams and larger rivers with submerged aquatic vegetation and gravel. It is native to nine of 18 watersheds, absent from the Black and eight Atlantic watersheds. It has declined to levels below detection in the Allegheny; in other watersheds there are no clear trends. Most records are from Lake Ontario bays and inland waters. Iowa Darter has been classified as Species Greatest Conservation Need.

Fish atlas map for the Iowa darter.