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

New York State Distribution [-]
In New York, Iowa darters can be found in the lakes and streams of the St. Lawrence drainage and in a few ponds and streams in central and western New York, namely in St Lawrence, Jefferson, Oswego, Seneca, Erie and Niagara counties (Smith 1985, New York Natural Heritage Program 2008).

Global Distribution [-]
The range of the Iowa darter extends from St. Lawrence watershed in New York west along the Great Lakes basin in northwest Pennslyvania, northern Ohio Indiana, and Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, southwestern Wyoming, and northeastern Montana. In Canada, Iowa darters can be fround from southern Quebec west to northern Alberta (Page and Burr 1991).
Best Places to See
• East Branck Twelve Mile Creek (Niagara County)
• Lakeview Pond (Jefferson County)
• Niagara River (Niagara County)
• Squeak Brook (St. Lawrence County)
• St. Lawrence River (St. Lawrence County)