Fishes in the Spotlight
Male wounded darter (Etheostoma vulneratum) collected from the Toccoa River.
The wounded darter (Etheostoma vulneratum) is only known from the Toccoa River system in Georgia. It was one of four rare species targeted during a survey of the Toccoa River in 2008. Because it lays its eggs within cavities formed by rocks and small boulders, it is especially vulnerable to the deposition of fine sediments from construction and agricultural runoff. Find out more about the wounded darter on our species account page. Posted March 4, 2010.
Female wounded darter (Etheostoma vulneratum) collected from the Toccoa River