The bluebreast darter Etheostoma camurum (Cope) has a disjunct distribution within the OhioRiver drainage. I examined the distribution and life history characteristics of E. camurum in theVermilion River basin (Wabash River drainage), Illinois, during the summer of 2007. The dartercommonly was collected in areas of moderate to swift currents over cobble and boulder. Itspawned in these areas during early summer, and consumed predominately aquatic insect larvaefor its diet. Because of its small range, I recommend the species remain listed as state-endangered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Dec 31 2008|
|Name||INHS Technical Report 2008 (51)|