Re: NANFA-- New native fish?

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 15 Apr 2004 06:54:04 -0400

Old news. See Fall 2003 American Currents for a write-up and illustration.

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> Did this one get past us?
> NEW FISH FOUND IN MIDWESTERN RIVER: Biologists have found a new species of
> fish, the Chickasaw darter, in the Forked Deer River northeast of Memphis,
> Tennessee says Science Daily3/4. According biologist Richard Mayden, Ph.D,
> current predictions of biodiversity in North America are underestimated,
> bthere is a heck of a lot of biodiversity that has yet to be discovered in
> this country . . . even people in cities in inner cities are living among
> fish species that havenbt been described or discovered by scientists.b
> The
> newly discovered darter, just described in the journal Copeia, blike many
> other small stream fish, is endangered in its native habitat and should be
> considered for state and federal protection.
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