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Bronze Darter

Bronze Darter

Fish / Percina palmaris
Length Up to 4"
Conservation Status

This species will be viewable in our new Ridges to Rivers gallery, opening Spring 2023 in the River Journey building!

As the common name suggests, breeding male Bronze Darters develop a golden belly with bright orange dorsal fins. While most darters are found on stream bottoms, members of the genus Percina tend to be found higher in the water column because they retain a swim bladder.

Range
Coosa and Tallapoosa river systems of the Mobile Basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee
Habitat
gravelly substrate in upland creeks to medium rivers
Diet
aquatic insects
Bronze Darter
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