|Etheostoma fusiforme, swamp darter
Family: perches and darters (Percidae)
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The swamp darter occurs further south than any other darter in the United States (Schmidt 1983).
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The restricted range of the swamp darter in New York make this species susceptible to extirpation (Carlson 1998, 2005).
The population is currently stable but is prone to fluctuations due to seasonal changes in water levels (Carlson 1998, 2005).
Historically found in 16 waters on Long Island including Lake Ronkonkoma, the Carmens River, and Merrit Pond, where the swamp darter has not been observed since the 1970s (Carlson 2005).