Re: NANFA-- Big Creek Collecting Report (Ohio)

Mark (
Wed, 30 Apr 2003 18:54:02 -0400

At 6:39 PM -0400 4/19/03, Ashton, Matthew J. wrote:
>...The prize
>though were Darters. At first I swore they were Greensides as I just
>haphazardly picked them out of the seine and tossed them into the bucket for
>display. Then I started paying attention at some morphological traits and was
>convinced they were Bandeds. DEEP Green Blue with oragane trim on the top of
>the fins. It was the head and mouth structure that swung me though. The males
>were brilliant.


You should be able to ID them on the size of the fish. blennioides
is _much_ larger than zonale as adults. I think the biggest zonale I
have seen was about 2.5 inches. blennioides gets up to 4 inches or

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