Re: NANFA-- OT: African Butterfly Fish
Wed, 12 Jan 2000 03:37:34 EST

In a message dated 1/11/00 11:12:49 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Glad to hear the lampreys are doing well... although does that mean that
we're going to have to change the name of the organization to NANFFLVA
(North American Native Fishes and Fish-Like Vertebrate Association)?
I always used to think that lampreys were technically fish (albeit primitive
as hell ). So what disqualifies this from this category? Is it their lack of
actual backbone vertebrae substituted by cartilage? Isn't their brain
unproteced by an actual skull? And/or (less likely to me) is it because they
are jawless?

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