Re: NANFA-- Dave's "surprisingly hardy silversides- ID of

Christopher Scharpf (
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 09:25:18 -0400

Using Dr. Ross' INLAND OF FISHES OF MISSISSIPPI as my guide, the fish
labeled as Labidesthes sicculus looks more like Medidia beryllina. The shape
of the mouth is the giveaway. Labidesthes has a long, beaklike snout.
Menidia has a shorter, rounded snout. The fish in your photos has a rounded

The "mystery" fish is most likely a striped mullet, Mugil cephalus.

Chris Scharpf

> From: antilupa antilupa <>
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> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 12:36:09 -0700 (PDT)
> To:
> Subject: NANFA-- Dave's "surprisingly hardy silversides- ID of mistery fish
> Hello,
> Your help in identifing a mistery fish will be
> appreciated. A temporary link is located at
> .
> Thank you
> sorin
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