Etheostoma wapiti Etnier & Williams, 1989
Boulder darter
Etheostoma wapiti
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Elk River and Shoal Creek systems (in Tennessee River drainage) in southern Tennessee and northern Alabama, USA. Rare in Elk River and possibly extirpated in Shoal Creek.
Biology:  Lives in fast, rocky riffles of small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294); also found in creeks (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 January 2012 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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