The Saddleback Darter is found in Gulf Coast drainages from Louisiana to Florida, including the Mobile Basin, and Mississippi and lower Ohio river drainages to Indiana, including the Tennessee River Drainage. They live over sand and gravel substrate in runs of creeks to medium rivers. As the common name suggests, Saddleback Darters have saddles across their back.
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- Yamashita, T., J.M. Rigsby, and J. Stoeckel. 2017. Phylogeography and Vicariant Separation of Two River Darters, Percina uranidea and Percina vigil, from rivers that drain the North American Interior Highlands. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science. 71:131-142.
- Heins, D.C., and J.A. Baker. 1989. Growth, population structure, and reproduction of the percid fish Percina vigil. Copeia. 727-736.
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