Re: NANFA-- pikeminnow (was Mosquito fish)

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 10:13:13 -0800

Chris "Pike" Scharpf said:
>Pikeminnow is a perfectly fine name. It's a minnow. And it's pike shaped.

Why not muskyminnow, or barracuda minnow? Don't you think a common name
should have regional significance, or at least morphological significance
on a greater scale than comparing a species to another species (or in this
case GENUS to species!)? To correct this blunder, I think the northern
pike's name should be changed to "non-musky, non-pickerel esocid with the
body shape of the fish formerly known as the squawfish".

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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