NANFA-L-- Habitat questions and more fish pictures

Dan Johnson (
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 21:26:37 -0500

Hi All,

Yesterday I went fishing in the Trinity River just below Lake
Livingston. I observed an interesting phenomena. I found Silverband
Shiners (Notropis Shumardi) in abundance in the river-in-points where
water was trickling down from the bank into the river. I didn't
investigate the source of the water. It may be a spring or may be
runoff from above. Is there a habitat term that describes this
feature? Also on a related question, what term describes the habitat
where two streams converge. Is this just called the "confluence of two
streams?" What if one of them enters the other-in-a much higher level
and results in the water from one stream pouring into the other? Is
there a good glossary around describes various aquatic habitat terms?

Heres a link to a few pictures and a list of all fish found yesterday:

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