RE: NANFA-L-- unknown minnow

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 28 May 2006 16:23:57 -0400

Because of the continuous lateral band I vote for stargazing minnow.
Blotched chubs don't have a continuous lateral band, but rather a series of
rectangular blotches.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the summery Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Rick Phillips" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- unknown minnow
>Date: 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
>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
>the lateral line. They actually look more like Phenacobius uranops (the
>Phenacobius found in this river), but not quite because they are much
>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:
>would be appreciated.
>Rick Phillips
>Kingsport, Tennessee
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