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North American fish: see perchperch,
common name for some members of the family Percidae, symmetrical freshwater fishes of N Europe, Asia, and North America. The perches belong to the large order Perciformes (spiny-finned fishes) and are related to the sunfishes and the sea basses.
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darter

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anhinga

(ănhĭng`gə), common name for a very slender, black water bird very closely related to the cormorant. It frequents the wooded borders of freshwater lakes, rivers, and swamps in tropical and warm temperate regions—in America, from the SE United States to Cuba and Argentina; in Africa, S of the Sahara desert; in Asia, in the southern regions; and also in Australia and New Guinea. Darters (Anhinga anhinga) eat fish, crustaceans, reptiles, and insects, attacking their prey with rapierlike thrusts of their sharp beaks, whence the name darter. Another common name, snake-bird, describes the darter's habit of swimming with its body submerged and only the snakelike head and long, curved neck exposed. In the S United States darters are called water turkeys, for no apparent reason. They nest in small colonies with ibises and herons, building bulky nests lined with leaves. The helpless young are fed by regurgitation. Darters are strong fliers and migrate annually. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Pelecaniformes, family Anhingidae.
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(2017b), researchers determined that only one age class of Diamond Darters was being sampled using the spotlight sampling technique in glide habitat.
Aside from darters from the country, darters from United States of America, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Croatia, Poland, Austria, England, France, Indonesia and Brunei signified to join the event.
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Two sites were chosen to determine any significant variation between populations of Black Darters. One site was Limestone Creek at US Highway 53 in Madison County, Alabama, a direct tributary of the Tennessee River (N 34[degrees] 57' 28", W 86[degrees] 47' 30").
Crystallaria asprella (Jordan), Crystal Darter. Jordan (1878), Forbes and Richardson (1920), and Smith (1979) reported the Crystal Darter from the following locations in Illinois: a rocky creek of the Mississippi bluffs in Hancock County (type locality); Mississippi River at East Dubuque in Jo Daviess County; Rock River at Erie in Whiteside County, Cleveland in Henry County, and Milan in Rock Island County; Little Wabash at Effingham in Effingham County; and Wabash River near Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana, and New Harmony in Posey County, Indiana.
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