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Fantail Darter

Fantail Darter

Etheostoma flabellare

Fantail Darter lives in streams with clean gravel and riffles and is sometimes found where slabs of limestone predominate. It inhabits all NY watersheds except Delaware, Newark Bay and Long Island. It is rare in the Susquehanna watershed and it is considered non-native in the Lower Hudson.

Fish atlas map for Fantail Darter.