Re: NANFA-- Darters in Mississippi

Dave Neely (
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 15:09:06 -0500


>every divided population is its own species. yet here in NA the >northern
>longear was oddly switched back, to megalotis from peltastes. >No
>difference in DNA or something like that. Anyone looking at them >can see
>they are strikingly different. Also, in the Kankakee river in >northern
>Illinois, one of the few places both fish occur, they dont >hybridize. I
>think they may a bit, but that is what I read.

It won't remain megalotis for long... ;)

Nick Lang, a PhD student in our lab, has a lot of data supporting the
recognition of peltastes. I expect he'll submit the manuscript sometime this

Again, some folks think North American ichthyology is all taken care of.
They couldn't be further from the truth.


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