Re: NANFA-- silverjaw minnow

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 06 Mar 2001 16:35:08 -0400

I forgot to mention:

Since the old (1991) AFS list of fish names uses Notropis buccata, many
organizations follow that nomenclature. Even when names are changed in the
interim, some organizations refuse to acknowledge the name changes until the AFS
publishes its new list (about every 10 years). This is the case at the Tennessee
Aquarium, which still uses Notropis for sailfin shiners while the rest of us use

Since the recent AFS list of southeast fishes in Fisheries uses Ericymba, I'm
sure the new "official" AFS list -- which I believe is due out next month --
will use Ericymba as well.

Chris (soon to be Pterochris) Scharpf

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