RE: NANFA--Ganoids in the Press
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 17:22:50 +0000

The bowfin article is available online:

Chris Scharpf

> The March/April 2004 issue of Arkansas Wildlife has an EXCELLENT article on
> alligator gar entitled "Fish of Dreams" by Keith Sutton.
> It is lavishly illustrated with great old black and white photos, a post
> cards (from the sport-fishing heyday of 50s), and photos (some of "wanton
> slaughter"). It includes a wealth of historical information, sidebars on
> uses of gar scales/skins, angler recollections, and alleged attacks on
> humans.
> And if that were nmot enought to tickle the fancy of any primitive fish
> fan....
> The March 2004 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina has an equally EXCELLENT
> piece on Amia called "The Beauty of Bowfin" by David Lee (co-author of the
> "Fish Atlas"). It has spectacular full-color illustrations (one showing
> anatomy of the "lung"). Plus sidebars on names, evolutionary family tree,
> and paternal behavior. The author also describes his failed attempts as a
> student to prepare a bowfin skull.
> These are must read articles for those of us who love our ganoids -- and
> who among us does not ?
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