Re: NANFA-- Re: fishes of alabama and the mobile basin

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 17:38:36 -0500

Chris, you the man! I like the book but it was slagged in reviews by some
professional fish people because of various errors as mentioned below; some
people would quibble even further with the dichotomous keys for various fish
groups. But, this is an election year, and I'm glad that Governor Siegelman
had the wit to put an official letter in the volume(!). In truth I haven't
seen this second edition/printing yet.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Basically it's the same book with the following changes:
>1) deleted photo which authors didn't pick on page 57
>2) moved photo from pg. 17 to 57
>3) inserted map showing all sampling stations on pg. 17
>4) added correct livebearer drawings to bottom of p. 476
>5) blackened both suboperculum bones on p. 321
>6) corrected misspellings throughout
>7) added letter from governor
> > where i can find more information about it?
>It's available from the Geological Survey of Alabama. Send a check payable
>to the "Game and Fish Fund" for $30 ($25 for the book and $5 for shipping)
>to: Fisheries Section, Suite 551, 64, N Union St, Montgomery, AL 36130.
>You may want to call 205-349-2852 first to make sure the above is correct.
>Chris Scharpf

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