RE: NANFA-- colloquial names to guess

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 10:38:03 -0500

Peterson's is surprisingly unhelpful a lot of the time. Luciae is known in
the vernacular as the spotfin killifish. Not a very useful name, since
mummichogs also often have a spot in the dorsal fin. But, that's where we be
for the moment. To find spotfins you have to go the extreme fishing route
because they're almost never found outside the high tide edge on the floor
of a salt marsh so leave your seine at home and bring a solid dipnet.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>"I'm interested especially in any F. luciae......."
>ok. what is a fundulus luciae? to avoid demonstrating my ignorance
>yesterday, i went home and checked out Peterson's and it isn't listed (or
>if it is i didn't see it). the scientific name doen't mean anything to me,
>i'm into those colloquial i'll do the demo today.
>being fundulus, i assume it isn't big enough to eat (unless we catch a
>bunch and use the blender trick).
>so, what is it's common name?

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