RE: NANFA-- ID help wanted - freshwater pipefish in N. Florida

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 15:48:00 -0500

Doug wrote today:
>>>Dave Neely has also encountered these pipefish before, and confirms that
they're a f/w pop of Syngnathus scovelli, the gulf pipefish.<<<

Jan wrote in January:
>>>I also know nothing of its courtship, but I know that it will spawn in
freshwater. S. scovelli sometimes occurrs as "land-locked" populations in
Florida springs, the Ichetucknee, and in the upper reaches of Florida's
famous intermittent river, the Santa Fe. I think that Thomas Hellier
provided a 1-2 paragraph description of its biology in his study of the
fishes of the Santa Fe (1967- Bull Fla State Mus Nat Sci).<<<

This is all pretty coincidental given Dr. Hellier's recent participation in
Rob's Texas Native Fishes Weekend.
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