Re: NANFA-- heat-tolerant sculpins

Al G Eaton (
Fri, 27 Jul 2001 08:10:39 -0700 (PDT)

Mark, I actually collected and observed two different
species of darters in the Missouri Ozarks. Cottus
bairdi and Cottus carolinae. The bairdi I only found
in areas of cool water where spring water seeped into
the stream (a very common occurrance in the Ozarks as
the Ozarks are riddled with numerous springs). The
delightfully colored carolinae were very numerous and
adapted to the warm water surroundings. Its the only
sculpin in Missouri to have the yellow-tan mottling
mimicking the chert substrate they live in. I am
sorry now I didn't bring any with me. There is a
picture in the latest revision of Fishes of Missouri,
Pflieger. He also describes them as being warm water


> Were yours in warm water all year or just in the
> summer? Do you remember
> the temp range?
> Mark
> Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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