Re: NANFA-- easy identification??

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 20:51:38 -0400

Hi Michael, there's one good journal article I know of about this lutipinnis
species complex. An article appeared in the journal Copeia co-authored by
Rick Mayden that used allozyme data (protein expression) to find any
differences between populations of lutipinnis that might be consistent with
species-level differences. In short, they found differences that pretty much
conincide with differences in fin color. I didn't have a chance to look up
the exact reference today (in the early 90s?) but I know I have that issue
of Copeia in my library. I'll try to find it...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Michael Wolfe" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- easy identification??
>Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 21:10:35 -0400
>Thanks Guys, that's just the kind of explanation I knew I would get from
>NANFAns... I knew that these were out of the range of the "true greenheads"
>but they match the description so well... especially the part about white
>fins... which I did not see in any description of the yellow fin... and the
>fact that their bodies do not turn all red as was described for the yellow
>fins. I was unaware that the yellow fins varied so much. Is there
>anywhere that I could get more information on the systematics of these
>species? I would be very interested since these came from right around
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