Eastern Sand Darter - ROM2008_9718_1


Eastern Sand Darter

Geography: Canada, Ontario: Lambton County, Dawn Township. Sydenham River, in Florence
Date: 10 August 1989
total length=62 mm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassActinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    • OrderPerciformes
    • FamilyPercidae
    • GenusAmmocrypta
    • SpecificEpithetpellucida
Object number: 56997
Not on view
DescriptionThe Eastern Sand Darter, Ammocrypta pellucida, a member of the perch family, is a slender and elongated fish with a translucent body. It requires sandy-bottomed streams and rivers where it often buries itself completely. The range of the Eastern Sand Darter extends from southern Ontario east to Quebec and south through central United States to Kentucky. The species is classified as threatened or endangered in most of its United States range. In Ontario it lives in Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and several rivers in southwestern Ontario.
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