Re: NANFA-- colloquial names to guess

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 09:57:53 -0400

>I wanted to retract my statement about Peterson's being unhelpful, as above.
>I was thinking of another book... "Peterson's" in this case is Page & Burr,
>which is explicitly freshwater. I spoke too soon.

Although we often use "Peterson's" interchangeably with "Page & Burr," we must
not forget that "Peterson's" is actually an entire series of field guides, three
of which are devoted to fishes. In addition to freshwater (Page & Burr), there's
Atlantic (including Gulf to s. Texas) Coast and Pacific Coast field guides.
You'll find brackish Fundulud in the Atlantic guide.

Be that as it may, it is high time for a second edition of Page & Burr.


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