nocturnal, secretive sunfish of sluggish blackwater streams is uncommon
along the U.S. Atlantic and eastern Gulf Coastal plains. Within
the Altamaha River basin, the species has been recorded historically
in Penholoway and Goose Run creeks, and was collected in Doctors
Creek during the Inventory. All three locations are in the Lower
Coastal Plain. This species is difficult to observe and collect,
and may be more common in the study area than these records indicate.