Goldline Darter (Percina aurolineata)

Description: 

The Goldline Darter is a federally threatened species found in the Coosa and Cahaba river systems of the Mobile Basin in Alabama and Georgia. They live in rocky runs and riffles of medium rivers. As the common name suggests, Goldline Darters have a gold stripe along their upper side with black blotches below. 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.

Literature: 
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    2014
  • Albanese, B., T. Litts, M. Camp, D.A. Weiler. 2014. Using occupancy and species distribution models to assess the conservation status and habitat use of the goldline darter (Percina aurolineata) in Georgia, USA. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 23(3):347-359.
    2008
  • Powers, S.L. 2008. Distribution and status of Cyprinella caerulea (Cyprinae) and Percina aurolineata (Percidae) in the upper Coosa River drainage of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Final Report to United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, Mississippi.
    2002
  • Powers, S. L. and R. L. Mayden. 2002. Threatened fishes of the world: Percina aurolineata Suttkus and Ramsey, 1967 (Percidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 63:116.
    1999
  • Freeman, B. J. and H.S. Weyers. 1999. Life History and Status of the goldline Darter Percina aurolineata in the Coosawattee River System of Northern Georgia. Section VI, Annual Report. Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
    1997
  • Freeman, B. J. and H.S. Weyers. 1997. Life History and Status of the Goldline Darter Percina aurolineata in the Coosawattee River System of Northern Georgia. Section VI, Annual Report. Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
    1996
  • Freeman, B. J. and P. T. Frizzelle. 1996. Status of the goldline Darter Percina aurolineata in the Coosawattee River System of Northern Georgia. Section VI, Annual Report. Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
    1990
  • Stiles, R. A. 1990. A preliminary report on the current status of the goldline Darter, Percina aurolineata, and the Cahaba shiner, Notropis cahabae, in the Little Cahaba and Cahaba Rivers of Alabama. Final Report to United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
    1986
  • Stiles, R. A. and J. S. Ramsey. 1986. Goldline Darter, Percina aurolineata Suttkus and Ramsey. p. 8-9. In: Vertebrate Animals of Alabama in Need of Special Attention. R. H. Mount (ed.). Alabama AgriculturalExperimental Station, Auburn.
    1982
  • Howell, W. M., R. A Stiles, and J. S. Brown. 1982. Status survey of the Cahaba shiner (Notropis sp.,) and goldline Darter (Percina aurolineata) in the Cahaba River from Trussville to Booth Ford, Alabama. Final Report to United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
    1967
  • Suttkus, R. D. and J. S. Ramsey. 1967. Percina aurolineata, a new percid fish from the Alabama River system and a discussion of ecology, distribution, and hybridization of Darters of the subgenus Hadropterus. Tulane Studies in Zoology 13:129-145.

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