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Bluebreast Darter

Bluebreast Darter Image

Etheostoma camurum

Bluebreast Darter lives in larger-sized and medium-sized streams with clean gravel and is native to the Allegheny watershed. In recent surveys it has been caught infrequently and it was below detection levels until 1973. Abundance is low and the habitat needs are very specific. Bluebreast Darter is classified as Endangered because it is rare and not because of recent declines in abundance.

Fish atlas map for the Bluebreast darter.