West Virginia Project
Assessment of hybridization between candy and variegate darters in the Greenbrier River drainage
April 2005 - December 2006
- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
The candy darter is endemic to the New River drainage, and is hybridizing with the recently introduced variegate darter. This study examined the extent of hybridization between these to species, and documented that genetic swamping is a major conservation concern for the candy darter population in the Greenbrier River drainage.