Etheostoma boschungi | Slackwater Darter
Conservation Fisheries has developed propagation protocols for this beautiful and unique darter and has been separately maintaining four populations at our hatchery. Similar propagation methods could possibly be used for other members of this unique subgenus, Ozarka.
Slackwater Darters, like other Ozarka, spawn in late winter or early spring in small streams that dry up seasonally. Habitat destruction has significantly reduced available spawning sites and resulted in their imperilment.