Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percidae
(Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Percina: Latin, diminutive of perch = perch (Ref. 45335); maculata: maculata meaning spotted (Ref. 10294).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 55°N - 31°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 5.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 12193)
North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from southern Ontario in Canada and from New York in the USA to southeastern Saskatchewan in Canada and south to Louisiana in the USA; Gulf drainages from Mobile Bay in Alabama to Calcasieu River in Louisiana, USA.
Inhabit pools of creeks and small to medium rivers, usually with moderate current and gravel or sand bottoms (Ref. 5723, 10294). Adults feed on dipterans such as midge and blackfly larvae; mayfly nymphs are second of importance, followed by caddisfly larvae (Ref. 10294). Eggs are found buried in the substrate (Ref. 7043).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (-0.30300 - 0.32300), b=3.04 (2.92 - 3.16), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4; Fec=1000-1758).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .