Etheostoma simoterum (Cope, 1868)
Snubnose darter
photo by Crippen, C.

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Max. size:  7.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: found only in Cumberland and Tennessee River drainages in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits current-swept rocky pools and adjacent riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294); also found in streams (Ref. 10294). Feeds on midge larvae, with mayfly nymphs, caddis larvae, and microcrustacea (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 March 2012 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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