Re: NANFA-- Flagfin-Bluehead hy....What!?

unclescott (
Sat, 21 Feb 2004 15:58:25 -0600

I ask for informatioal purposes, having inherited the AKA's hostility
towards crosses outside of a laboratory. Are the cyprinids and sunfish that
cross viable come the next spring or are they mules?

Matt's evolutionary diversion comment made me wonder about that.

My guess is that some can breed owing to comments about intergrade forms.

Thanks and all the best!

> ...definately...lepomis is such a mish mash of things in the wild so many
times...all the fish surveys I took part in this year usually found 2-5
lepomis species and almsot always there was one species hybridized for every
two found...its just natural ... when things spawn on the same substrate at
the same time it happens...milt and eggs are just spewed into an aquatic
environment in most cases so of course its not going to be selective...its
also a method of evolutionary diversion.
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