Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Percoidei
(Perchs) > Percidae
(Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Percina: Latin, diminutive of perch = perch (Ref. 45335); nigrofasciata: nigrofasciata meaning black banded (Ref. 10294).
More on author: Agassiz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 35°N - 28°N
North America: found only in the USA from Edisto River in South Carolina, south to southern central Florida (almost to Lake Okeechobee) and west to Mississippi River in Louisiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits headwaters to medium-sized rivers, usually over gravel or sand (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on midge, blackfly, mayfly, and caddisfly larvae (Ref. 10294).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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