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Redline Darter(Female)-Duck River Drainage, Tennessee Photographed and released at site of capture Etheostoma rufilineatum,Geotagged,Redline darter,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Redline Darter(Female)-Duck River Drainage, Tennessee

Photographed and released at site of capture

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  1. Just curious - Do you know if that little spot of blue/green always present on the fish, or do they change with breeding season?

    Posted one month ago
    1. Oh, and please add a geotag :) Posted one month ago
      1. Oops, got it! It seems like it's always present to some degree from what I've seen from populations in other river systems. This is my first time encountering this population of redlines, so I'm not sure what they look like outside of spawning season. Posted one month ago
        1. Neat :) Posted one month ago

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''Etheostoma rufilineatum'', the redline darter, is a species of darter endemic to the southeastern United States.

This fish, like most other darter species, tends to inhabit clear, rocky riffles of streams, creeks, and small rivers. Both currently and historically, this fish is known from only the Tennessee and Cumberland River drainages in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi. The average length for this fish is 6.9 cm, with a maximum recorded.. more

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Zach Alley
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By Zach Alley

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Uploaded Jun 21, 2019. Captured May 29, 2019 22:43 in Cedar Grove Rd, Hurricane Mills, TN 37078, USA.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T5
  • f/9.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 60mm