Etowah Darter (Etheostoma etowahae)


As the common name implies, the Etowah Darter is restricted to the Etowah River System where it occurs in rocky substrate and swift current. This federally endangered species is threatened by reservoir construction and urbanization in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Like many other members of the subgenus Nothonotus, Etowah Darters have a moderately pointed snout.