NANFA-- mooneye (was African Butterfly Fish)

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:28:02 -0400


The mooneye (Hiodon tergisus) is native to deep rivers, lakes and impoundments
in the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes (except Superior) Mississippi River and Hudson
Bay basins from Québec and Alberta south to the Gulf of Mexico, and Gulf Slope
drainages from Mobile Bay, Alabama, to Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. The
goldeye (H. alosoides) has a more northwestward distribution, living in deeper
waters of the Arctic, Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio basins from the Northwest
Territories to western Pennsylvania, south to Louisiana. A disjunct population
of the goldeye is found in tributaries of James Bay in Québec and Ontario.

Chris Scharpf

Subject: Re: NANFA-- OT: African Butterfly Fish
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:15:28 EST

OK, I'll bite! What's a mooneye and a goldeneye? Goldeneye is a James Bond
flick, right?


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