Re: NANFA-- pygmy gamefish

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 08 Feb 2000 15:48:34 EST

There's some truth to what you say, Ray, but look at it this way -- it also
shows how little we know about the majority of fishes, not only in the
exotic tropics but here in seemingly mundane North America. Many of us have
commented on how different green sunfish can be across their range, or the
differences in various groups/populations/species(?) of _Fundulus_
killifishes. I think we're still learning.

--Brue Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>"Old timers" have also told me that the collegs studenst
>need something to write their thesis on and this new controversy keeps the
>people who write field guides food on the table. If everything chnages so
>drastically every so often ,then new books wil have to be printed. It
>seems to make sense that atleast a small part of this is driven by
>economics. Take that for what its worth.
> Personally i feel, if this keeps up, every fish will be its own family.
>this is not what I was taught in biology classes. There was a thread about
>this a while back, but it didnt seem to answer these questions for me.
> The AKA does a good job showing some of these relationships in the JAKA
>their equivelant to the American Currents.

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