Blotchside Logperch (Percina burtoni)


The Blotchside Logperch is currently found in the middle and upper Tennessee River System in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Populations in the Cumberland River Drainage, in Tennessee and Kentucky, are thought to be extirpated. As the common name suggests, Blotchside Logperches have a series of dark blotches along their sides. As with other members of the logperch group, Blotchside Logperches have a pointed snout that they use to flip over rocks for feeding.