Tallapoosa Darter (Etheostoma tallapoosae)


As the common name suggests, the Tallapoosa Darter is found in the Tallapoosa River System of the Mobile Basin in Alabama and Georgia. Like many members of the Snubnose Darter group, their snouts are blunt and they reside in the transition zone from pools to riffles. Breeding males display a wide range of colors including green, blue, red, and orange.