Re: NANFA-- was Syngnathus sp- Becoming microphis brachyurus lineatus

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 13:44:13 -0500

>Thank you Bruce for reply. Have you ever seen/kept this species (ssp?)
>Is this population entraped in a freshwater habitat or, is their habitat
>contiguous with the brackish/saline waters?
>Long time ago I was successful in photographing the S. nigrolineatus
>breeding sequences, and I was interested to see if there is similar info
>on freshwater North American syngnatids.
>sorin damian

No, I've neither seen nor kept this species. From what I understand, a
population enters fresh waters to spawn, and lives in brackish estuarine
waters much of the time. But I could be wrong on that... the various rivers
where they spawn are immediately contiguous to a bay, though.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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