NANFA-- Neat Article with Neely Art

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 15:53:28 -0500

Latest issue of Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Vol. 16, No. 2 - June 2001)
contains this article:

"Female preference and the maintenance of male fin ornamentation in three
egg-mimic darters" by Rex Meade Strange.

Study reports that female "lollypop" darters deposited their eggs
exclusively in normally knobbed males and not in the nests guarded by males
with their fin knobs removed. Diagram showing male with egg-mimicing fin
knobs was drawn by Dave Neely.

Issue also has an article on food habits of the Topeka shiner by Jay Hatch
and Shawn Besaw indicating that it is a highly-generalized omnivore (feeding
on aquatic fly larvae, zooplankton, vascular plants, algae, and detritus)
and not a benthic/nektonic insectivore as is usually assumed.

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