Re: NANFA-- RE: Farthest and highest

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 12 Mar 2004 07:35:42 -0400

> You brought to mind another question, what is the highest elevation that the
> Olympia mudminnow (hubbsi <?) are found?

A few feet? Olympic mudminnow occur in the coastal lowlands of the Olympic

Ray asked why mudminnows don't range further north. Well, they do, if you
count another species of the family, the Alaska blackfish, which can survive
partial freezing. (Stories of sled dogs being fed frozen blackfish then
vomiting them up alive, however, are untrue.)

Chris Scharpf
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