New York Natural Heritage Program
Iowa Darter
Etheostoma exile (Girard, 1859)
Ray-finned Fishes

Threats [-]
Possible threats include habitat degradation and introduction of exotic species. Little is known about the ecological requirements of Iowa darters (Carlson 2005; Cohen 2006).

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Monitor current populations and protect the habitat occupied by Iowa darters.

Research Needs [-]
More information is needed regarding life history, behavior, habitat, and ecological requirements of Iowa darters. Revisit historical locations to determine if Iowa darters are still present or absent. Identify and survey other potential locations where Iowa darters could be found. Further define habitat requirements for restoration and habitat protection (Carlson 2005; Cohen 2006).