Re: NANFA-- Wisconsin Fundulus (was hellbenders plus!)

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:43:53 -0600

> According to Lyons, Cochran and Fago (2000), the species in "has become
> common in southern Wisconsin in recent years" and "has declined greatly in
> abundance and possibly disappeared" from at least two lakes.

I know, I have the book. I know of three lakes widely seperated that they
seemed to disappear from twice in the past 15 years, only to be there in
numbers so thick it was incredible a few years later.

This species seems to prefer sandy lakes. I bet we could correlate the
droughts, where the shallow weeds were on dry land with the years they
"disappear", and high water with them returning in great numbers.

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