Re: NANFA-L-- World's Smallest Fish?
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 20:09:54 EST

In a message dated 1/26/06 5:25:43 PM, writes:

<< By this I mean, shouldn't the largest
specimen of one animal be compared against the largest specimen of another
animal when determining their full grown lengths >>

That was/is my opinion. It is sort of like the confusion I created-in-work
when I bragged about the largest smallmouth bass that I had caught on vacation.
A non fisherman asked what I meant by that or was it any different than the
smallest largemouth bass. When you claim the smallest you have to define your
terms. Many young fish are sexually mature long before they reach maximum
growth. Others are stunted by conditions. Neither is a candidate for world record

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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