NANFA-L-- Pigeon Mtn dace/chub hybrid

Gerald Pottern (
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 07:57:13 -0700 (PDT)

I used to have a "Phoxostomus funduloreas" (rosyside x mtn redbelly dace !) from a Little River trib (Kanawha drainage) in Ashe Co NC. He had the large mouth of a rosyside dace but more horizontal, appetite & aggressive attitude of rosyide, but tiny scales, red-orange belly, and hints of black & gold markings like redbelly dace. Great fish - lived many years - held ground against big Cyprinellas. Jenkins & Burkhead's VA fishes book lists all kinds of crazy inter-genus hybrid minnows that come out of multi-species spawning aggregations. --- Gerald


Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:40:09 EDT
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Around Pigeon Mountain
we found a likely hybrid: tn dace / creek chub! how cool and odd is that?
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