Trispot Darter (Etheostoma trisella)


The Trispot Darter is restricted to the upper Coosa River System in the Mobile Basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. They live in slow water of small to medium streams during most of the year. In the breeding season, they move to groundwater seeps in pastures and forests to spawn. Breeding male Trispot Darters have an orange belly with iridescent blue bars along their side.