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Scientific Name Etheostoma caeruleum  Storer, 1845
Common Name Rainbow Darter
Type Locality Fox River, Illinois, U.S.A.
Pronunciation ee theo stoh mah
Etymology From the Greek, etheo meaning to strain and from stoma meaning mouth. 
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Size 77mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution North America: Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from southern Ontario in Canada and from western New York to Minnesota, and south to northern Alabama and Arkansas in the USA. Isolated populations in southwestern Mississippi and eastern Louisiana, and in upper Potomac River drainage in West Virginia, USA.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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Feeding Omnivorous. Some accept high quality flake and granular food. Brine shrimp, bloodworm and cyclops are readily accepted and snails are especially relished.
Breeding Crevice spawners.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History v. 2 (1845-1848), pp 47.
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Last Update 2017 Aug 16 11:56 (species record created: 2013 Feb 15 21:11)