Huntsville, AL, US of A
>From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <fundulus_at_hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- NANFA Beautiful Day for swimming with sculpins
>Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2002 20:01:58 -0400
>Jon, if you live near Birmingham (I'd guess you do...) you could try to
>contact Bob Stiles at Samson University for information about the pygmy
>sculpin. He's done survey work on the population over the last 2-3 years
>with other people. Dave Neely, not currently on this list, is another good
>contact about sculpins in general (honestly, anything you want to know
>about them!). But Dave's out West herping with some friends, so he's outta
>touch until later this month I suspect.
>I don't know exactly why this species has been renamed, but my guess is
>that there's a long history of competing descriptions going back decades,
>and the specific name _paulus_ may have precedence. Or, the species has
>been redescribed to better separate it from others, and this redescription
>is fundamental enough that a new specific name is warranted. I think that
>J.D. Williams is at Alabama/Tuscaloosa, you could track him down and ask...
>Huntsville, AL, US of A
>>Subject: NANFA-- NANFA Beautiful Day for swimming with sculpins
>>Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2002 18:12:27 -0400
>>Hello all, I've been doing some snorkeling in Coldwater creek today and
>>with the specifics of the fish still crisp in my head I need a good place
>>to view images of various sculpins so I can identify this little guys.
>>Also, I saw what appeared to be a pike today? Do pike like in cold clear
>>creeks this far south? And does anybody know what prompted J. D.
>>Williams to rename Cottus Pygmaeus to Cottus Paulus back in 2000?
>> Save the Pygmy Sculpin!!!!
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