darter

[dahr-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that darts or moves swiftly.
3.
any of several small, darting, freshwater fishes of the perch family, inhabiting streams of eastern North America.

Origin:
1555–65; dart + -er1

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darter (ˈdɑːtə)
 
n
1.  anhinga, Also called: snakebird any aquatic bird of the genus Anhinga and family Anhingidae, of tropical and subtropical inland waters, having a long slender neck and bill: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)
2.  any small brightly coloured North American freshwater fish of the genus Etheostoma and related genera: family Percidae (perches)

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The rush darter is a small fish that grows to two to three inches long.
We do not understand the reasons for decline among many of the darter species.
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