Re: NANFA-- new darter discovered

Dave Neely (
Mon, 05 Apr 2004 10:12:16 -0500


While it's really fun seeing darters displayed in a positive light in the
national news, it would have been nice if Steve Powers had gotten more
press... he did most of the grunt work. He's been teaching at Reinhardt
College in north Georgia, and could have used the PR.

I'm helping Jim Williams and a couple of other folks with the descriptions
of the "muscadine complex." The manuscript should be submitted very soon.
For the past thirty years it's been recognized as an undescribed critter
with a fragmented range, but on closer examination there's three very
distinctive darters involved, one in the Sipsey Fork, another in the
Tallapoosa, and a third in the upper Coosa system.


David A. Neely
St. Louis, MO

>I'm impressed that Mayden and his group have gotten as much press on this >issue as they have. Even my mother sent me a short article from the >Washington Post based on this press release. It even had Tomelleri's >drawings of this fish in full color! > >Is Mayden's group working on the muscadine darter complex? I have a few >from Sipsey Fork in AL in a tank that are definitely different from the >"Bridle Darter" that is more or less described. If Dave Neely doesn't reply >to this, I guess I'll just ask him directly(!). /----------------------------------------------------------------------------- /"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes / Association" / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association / To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word / subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to / For a digest version, send the command to / instead. / For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,