Swamp Darter (Etheostoma fusiforme)


The Swamp Darter is widely distributed across the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from Mississippi to Maine as well as north in the Mississippi Embayment to Kentucky. As the common name suggests, Swamp Darters are found in slow-moving water over soft substrate and often associated with vegetation. Swamp Darters have a maximum size of 2.25 inches, making them one of the smaller darters.