Re: NANFA-- "Speckled chubs" are... Campostoma!
Thu, 20 Jan 2000 01:05:17 EST

In a message dated 1/19/00 4:15:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< This
all reinforces my earlier experiences with fish, that you can often be
fooled by first impressions if you're dealing with species you're not
already familiar with. >>

I agree with you on that, I have trouble IDing cyprinids in general ; they
can be very frustrating because some of them look so similar. I plan on
learning as much as I can about the cyprinids of my area as I can and
especially the really similar-looking ones; I don't want to accidentally
collect any threatened or endangered species! Regional variation of different
species is a pain too;while it makes for interesting variation within a
"species" it can also drive you nuts trying to satisfy your curiousity as to
what something is!

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