New Fish Species Named for Presidents: Five

new species of small, freshwater fish have been named for U.S. presidents, according to

Gore, Roosevelt, Carter, Clinton


darters were named by the Saint Louis University’s Department of Biology and Dr. Steven Layman of Geosyntec Consultants.

Their namesakes will surely be proud: President Barack Obama is the Spangleddarter,

(Etheostoma obama); 


Teddy Roosevelt, the Highland darter (Etheostoma teddyroosevelt);

Jimmy Carter, the Bluegrass darter (Etheostoma jimmycarter); Bill Clinton, the Beaded darter

(Etheostoma clinton); and Al Gore, the Cumberland darter (Etheostoma gore).