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Scientific Name Etheostoma blennioides  Rafinesque, 1819
Common Name Greenside Darter
Type Locality Ohio River, U.S.A.
Pronunciation ee theo stoh mah - bleh nee oi dees
Etymology From the Greek, etheo meaning to strain and from stoma meaning mouth. The specific epither is also Greek and means like a Blenny.
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution North America: Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from New York and Maryland to eastern Kansas and Oklahoma in the USA, and from Ontario in Canada south to Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas in the USA; and Atlantic Slope in Mohawk, Susquehanna and Potomac drainages in New York and Virginia, USA.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
Temperature 15.5-23.5°C or 59.9-74.3°F (Show species within this range)
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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.
Suggested Tankmates Other peaceful North American native fish such as most other darters, shiners, dace, stonerollers, smaller chubs and smaller madtoms.
Breeding Crevice spawners.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal de Physique, de Chimie et d'Histoire Naturelle v. 88, pp 419.
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