RE: NANFA-- Common Names

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 14:32:11 -0600

>Is there any true authority for assigning common names?

>Can't I just pick a name I like and start using it?

Great! Since my kids name all of "our" fish, I'll be sure to let everyone
know the proper names so that we can communicate easily. For example, all
madtoms are called "Fritz". Other names are more descriptive like "That big
green one that ate the red one" or "The sunfish that we got that time that

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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