Re: NANFA-- Kankakee River

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 2 Jan 2003 22:30:21 -0600

Interesting thing with the Kankakee River is it has both kinds of longear,
the central form found through most of Illinois, and the northern longear,
Lepomis megalotis peltastes. This form is found from there north and
eastward. Strictly around the Great Lakes. I have read recent concensus is
they are the same species, but in this river it is hard to find hybrids, and
since they occur together naturally there must be some difference in
reproductive strategy or habitat liking.

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