Re: NANFA-- longnose sucker ref

Christopher Scharpf (
Sun, 24 Aug 2003 16:25:21 -0400

> Several years back, when I read the list on a 386 as I recall, someone asked
> (knowing the answer) which fish had the widest range in north america. As I
> recall, the answer was the freshwater drum.

Freshwater drum has the largest *latitudinal* range of any NA fish species,
but not the largest range overall.

> I would think that the North American fish with the widest distribution
> would be the three-spined stickleback.

It is widely distributed to be sure -- occurring on both NA coasts -- but is
largely restricted to coastal areas.

Thanks for the help, everybody!

Chris Scharpf
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