The Blackbanded Darter is common and widespread in Gulf and Atlantic coast drainages from Louisiana to South Carolina, including the Mobile Basin. They live in a variety of habitats from headwaters to medium rivers. As the common name suggests, Blackbanded Darters have a series of black bars along their side.
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- Hayes, M.M., and K.R. Piller. 2018. Patterns of diversification in a North American endemic fish, the Blackbanded Darter (Perciformes, Percidae). Zoologica Scripta. 47(4):477-485.
- Hughey, M.C., D.C. Heins, H.L. Jelks, B.A. Ory, and F. Jordan. 2012. Variation in reproductive life history traits between two populations of blackbanded darters (Percina nigrofasciata). Copeia. 4:714-721.
- Henry, B.E., and G.D. Grossman. 2008. Microhabitat use by blackbanded (Percina nigrofasciata), turquoise (Etheostoma inscriptum), and tessellated (E. olmstedi) darters during drought in a Georgia piedmont stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 83(2):171-182.
- Smith, R.J.F. 1982. Reaction of Percina nigrofasciata, Ammocrypta beani, and Etheostoma swaini (Percidae, Pisces) to conspecific and intergeneric skin extracts. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 60(5):1067-1072.
- Mathur, D. 1973. Food habits and feeding chronology of the blackbanded darter, Percina nigrofasciata (Agassiz), in Halawakee Creek, Alabama. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 102:48-55.
- Mathur, D. 1973. Some aspects of life history of the blackbanded darter, Percina nigrofasciata (Agassiz), in Halawakee Creek, Alabama. American Midland Naturalist. 381-393.
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