Ammocrypta bifascia
Williams 1975
Family Percidae

Lateral view of a Florida sand darter
This Florida sand darter was collected in Escambia County, Florida in 2013. It is now part of the Florida Museum ichthyology collection, UF 185451. Florida Museum photo by Zachary Randall

The Florida sand darter is a member of the perch and darter family. It has a slender and elongate body that is glass-clear and often with a yellow-green tint on the back and side. There are two black bands on each of the widely separated dorsal fins, and this species has a protruding snout and terminal mouth. Florida sand darters can be found in sandy runs of creeks and small to medium rivers.

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