Re: NANFA-- More on convention: F. olivaceus & F. notatus

D. Martin Moore (
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 00:21:10 -0500

Quoth Bruce Stallsmith regarding NANFA-- More on convention: F. oliv:

> For those still keeping score on the Fundulus notatus vs. F. olivaceus
> discussion, I'm revising my original estimate of what we found where
> during the convention around Jackson, MS. The fish I brought home have
> had a chance to settle out and resume normal feeding &


I've found (although I'm not nearly the Fundulus expert you are)
that newly captured specimens have strikingly different colors than
they do after they have settled down. Newly captured "olivaceous"
from some drainages in my area have a GREEN band consisting of
short vertical bars. When placed in an aquarium they look like
regular olivaceous. The catenatus I've seen are also very different
from your Alabama variety.


"Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put
'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a
stick, and cried 'Down wantons, down!'"

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