Percina burtoni  Fowler, 1945

Blotchside darter
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percidae (Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Percina: Latin, diminutive of perch = perch (Ref. 45335);  burtoni: Named after E. Milby Burton, former noted naturalist at the Charleston Museum who collected the type (Ref. 10294).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 38°N - 35°N

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North America: Tennessee and Cumberland River drainages in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 12193)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-17. Percina burtoni is distinguished from its congener P. apina by having lower mean number of lateral line scales (89.92 vs. 93.09), pored lateral line scales (88.78 vs. 91.59), transverse scale rows (33.59 vs. 38.09), and scales around the caudal peduncle (33.54 vs. 36.22); shape of the midlateral blotches tend to be higher than wide (vs. typically wider than high in P. apina); all blotches are distinctly round in shape (vs. posteriormost blotches ovoid or rectangular in shape in P. apina); pigmentation is diffuse at the ventral margins of the blotches (pigmentation along the edges of the blotches is sharply defined in P. apina) (Ref. 116752).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits gravel runs and riffles of clear, small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294); also found in creeks (Ref. 10294). Feeds on mayfly, caddisfly, stonefly, midge, and blackfly larvae and adult and larval riffle beetles (Ref. 10294).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00201 - 0.01253), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .