RE: NANFA-- ichthyology's not that bad... really!

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 16:52:58 -0400

>Off the top of my head, I do not know of any other references (although I
>sure they must exist). I thought that Art Brown had done one other study
>drifting larvae. A lot of drift nets, however, are set by aquatic
>entomologoists having limited interest in larval fish, so a lot of drifting
>larvae (including darters) may go unrecorded.
>- Jan
I've never done any work with drift nets. How do they work, and are they
usually home-made or off-the-shelf? I realize that I could use one (or
more!) in my observations of stoneroller YOY.

Speaking of which, yesterday in our collection we caught some YOY that are
~25 mm long and have entered the juvenile stage (the "we" is I have a
student working with me for Special Topics credit). They look like real
little fish, with a forked tail and prominent lateral black band.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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