The bluebreast darter Etheostoma camurum (Cope) has a disjunct distribution within the Ohio River drainage. I examined the distribution and life history characteristics of E. camurum in the Vermilion River basin (Wabash River drainage), Vermilion County, Illinois, during the summer of 2007. The darter commonly was collected in areas of moderate to swift currents over cobble and boulder. It spawned in these areas during early summer, and consumed predominately aquatic insect larvae for its diet. Because of its small range, it is recommended that E. camurum remain listed as state-endangered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science|
|State||Published - 2008|