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Longhead Darter

Longhead Darter

Percina macrocephala

Longhead Darter occurs in medium-sized and larger streams with clean gravel. It is native to the Allegheny watershed. Range and abundance have increased over the last 20 years and it seems secure. It is classified as Threatened, but its status needs to be reassessed.

Fish atlas map for the Longhead darter.