Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percidae
(Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Etheostoma: Greek, etheo = to strain + Greek, stoma = mouth; Rafinesque said "various mouths", but Jordan and Evermann suggest the name might have been intended as "Heterostoma (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
North America: Santee and Savannah River drainages and Yadkin River system (downstream to and including the South Yadkin River and Bear Creek) of the Pee Dee River drainage in North Carolina, northern South Carolina and southern Virgina, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87049); 6.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 5 - 8;
soft rays: 7 - 10. This species belongs to the subgenus Catonotus and Etheostoma flabellare complex and is distinguished from Etheostoma flabellare by the combination of the following characters: seven or few, moderate to widely space, dark, distinct, transverse bars per side, usually 15 or less total; 2 or more wedge-shaped transverse bars in nuptial males and usually extending one to two scales below lateral line; nuptial male body color above and below lateral line yellow, golden yellow or golden tan, sharply contrasting with dark bars; scale pigmentation absent, concealed, or confined to areas above lateral line near dorsum or caudal peduncle region, not forming pattern on body; absence of horizontal dark line along body; lateral line usually 42-50, usually 77-95% pored, pored lateral-line scales usually 33-45; dorsal-fin spines modally 7; modally 40%-60% of belly covered by scales; dorsal saddles modally 7 (Ref. 87049).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Blanton, R.E. and G.A. Schuster, 2008. Taxonomic status of Etheostoma brevispinum, the Carolina fantail darter (Percidae: Catonotus). Copeia 2008(4):844-857. (Ref. 87049)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00204 - 0.01288), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .