As the common name suggests, the Bankhead Darter is found in the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River System of the Mobile Basin in Alabama, primarily in the Bankhead National Forest. They live over gravel substrate in pools and the heads of riffles in creeks to medium rivers. While most darters are found on stream bottoms, members of the genus Percina tend to be found higher in the water column because they retain a swim bladder.
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- United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; partial 90-Day finding on a petition to list 404 species in the southeastern United States as endangered or threatened with critical habitat; Proposed Rule. Federal Register 76(187): 59836-59862.
- Williams, J.D., D.A. Neely, S.J. Walsh and N.M. Burkhead. 2007. Three new percid fishes (Percidae: Percina) from the Mobile Basin drainage of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Zootaxa 1549:1–28.
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