NANFA-- other bad fish names

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 13:14:47 -0400

In addition to largemouth bass, mosquitifish, and least killifish, how

mudminnow ....... not minnows at all

topminnow ....... not minnows at all

spotfin chub ....... it's a shiner, but can't be called that because there
already is a spotfin shiner

chub shiner (Notropis potteri) .... is it a chub, or a shiner? Aaarrggghhhh!

carpsucker ....... it's not carp, nor does it suck on carp

trout-perch ....... it's not a trout, nor is it a perch

pirate perch ........ it's not a perch

white perch ........ it's not a perch

swamp eel ....... not an eel

There are countless others.

Chris Scharpf

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