RE: NANFA-L-- sunnies v. cichlids was tree of life

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 09:59:06 -0500

To be even more precise beyond Dustin's accurate statements, fossil evidence
suggests that the nearest relative of modern centrarchids was an anadromous
serranid that became a North American freshwater fish about 70 million years
ago. So centrarchids are a relatively isolated group phylogenetically.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along that centrarchid heaven, the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Bob Bock <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- sunnies v. cichlids was tree of life
>Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:54:04 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
>This is such a great list. You can find someone knowledgeable enough to
>answer just about anything.
>Thanks, Dustin!
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