Re: NANFA-- Fishes of Ohio

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 08 Jun 2001 23:31:49 -0400

>I was thinking of purchasing a copy of Trautman's Fishes of Ohio before
>attending the convention in August. But, I have noticed that there are
>two different editions, 1957 & 1981, on the market. I was wondering if
>there is any significant difference between the two.

I do not own the 1957 edition, but the 1981 edition states: "The revised edition
contains several additional species and subspecies, revised distribution maps
for all fish, more detailed habitat and life history information, and more
recent ecological findings. . . . Nothing has been eliminated from the first
edition. The primary effort was to bring the book up to date by adding the fish
data acquired in 23 years since the original publication."

Now that Randy Sanders -- who will be speaking at the NANFA convention, and is
writing an Ohio fishes article for the next AC -- has re-surveyed Ohio's fishes,
there's a need for a 3rd edition.

Quiz time:

1) What's the most frequently occurring fish in Ohio (found in the most number
of streams)?

2) What's the most abundant fish in Ohio?

Rob C., Mark B., and Jay D., you can't answer.

Chris Scharpf

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