#LifeInTheWhiteRiver continues this week with the Greenside Darter. This is the most commonly sampled darter we see throughout White River in Muncie. It is often found in riffles with large rocks and filamentous algae. Breeding males will have very distinct green fins and 4-7 vertical green bars. Outside of the breeding season, female Greenside darters can be identified by the dark “V” or “W” marking along their sides.
At-home activity for the kids:
How many green items can you find in your home? Bonus points if you can find another green fish in your home!
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