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Percina is a genus of small bony fishes of the family Percidae from North America. Like similar Etheostomatinae, they are called "darters". More specifically, the genus as a whole is known as roughbelly darters, while certain species of Percina with a pattern of vertical bars on the flanks are called logperches.

Percina kathae.jpg
Percina kathae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Subfamily: Etheostomatinae
Genus: Percina
Haldeman, 1842


There are currently 48 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Robison, H.W., Cashner, R.C., Raley, M.E. & Near, T.J. (2014): A New Species of Darter from the Ouachita Highlands in Arkansas Related to Percina nasuta (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 55 (2): 237–252.