Re: NANFA-- spotted bullheads

Dave Neely (
Mon, 08 Jul 2002 12:00:36 -0500


>When fishes are placed on the protected lists of the various states is
>there a way to find out the reasons why? All I've ever been able to >find
>are the lists.

It varies from state to state. In most cases, they're decided by a committee
of biologists who submit a list of suggested taxa to the State legislature,
in other states it has much more of a political connection.

NatureServe ( lists threats to protected taxa and
includes state lists, and is a good first place to start for info. That
being said, sometimes their info isn't the most up-to-date info that's

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