NANFA-L-- unknown minnow

Rick Phillips (
Sun, 28 May 2006 13:59:43 -0400


For a number of years I've been catching a minnow out of the North Fork
Holston River in northeast Tennessee, part of the Tennessee River Drainage
system. I've always called these Blotched Chubs, because I know I've
collected Blotched Chubs from this river before-in-the site where these are
found and they do look a lot like Blotched Chubs. Problem is that they don't
look quite like the Blotched Chubs I rememeber collectiing here back in the
70's. They don't really have blotches, but rather a solid black stripe along
the lateral line. They actually look more like Phenacobius uranops (the only
Phenacobius found in this river), but not quite because they are much fatter
than the Phenacobius I remember catching here before. They look kindof
inbetween a Blotched Chub and a Stargazing Minnow (Phenacobius). Here is a
link to a photo: Opinions
would be appreciated.


Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
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