Re: NANFA-- Chasing F. bifax

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 13:28:46 -0400

Other places to look for bifax would be Josie Leg Creek in Tallapoosa
County, AL, or Sofkahatchee Creek in Elmore County. They prefer the slower
eddies alongside riffles, according to Mettee et al. It's like looking for
stellifer, you either find tons of them or none, I suspect.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>On Saturday (8/10/02), I slipped across the border into AL searching for
>the hard-to-find stippled studfish (Fundulus bifax). This one is a
>"tweener" that exhibits similarities to the Northern & Southern studfish,
>but has an extremely limited range. Although they occur in GA as well, they
>are listed as rare over here. I wanted at least a good photo for my
>records. They proved to be far more elusive than I imagined (I'm not used
>to getting skunked!), but the chase was fun.
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