Redfin Darter

The range of the redfin darter (Etheostoma artesiae) extends from the Sabine River in Texas to the Mobile Basin in Alabama. A small population has been documented in Halawakee Creek, a tributary to the Chattahoochee River in southeastern Alabama. Male redfin darters exhibit beautiful colors to attract females during their February through April spawning season.

Courtesy of the Geological Survey of Alabama