Re: NANFA-- Soque River snorkeling/daily humour

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 12:45:23 -0400

I would say yes; I know that people in North Carolina are working with
several hazily described species of shiner in this complex.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
(the students liked Mendel today!)

> >> what we currently recognize as N. lutipinnis is a
> >> paraphyletic complex of three diagnosable species. This is corroborated
> >> nuptial coloration and pharyngeal dentition patterns- males from the
> >> Chattahoochee to Savannah drainages typically have red fins,
> >> River fish have yellow fins, and Lynches Creek (Pee Dee) pops have
>white or
> >> yellowish fins.
>Is one of these species the undescribed Piedmont shiner, N. cf.
>Chris Scharpf

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