NANFA-- Stonerollers

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 10 May 2001 14:38:01 -0400

Greetings All,
I'm on the verge of starting an early summer research project on largescale
stonerollers, _Campostoma oligolepis_ looking at the onset of spawning and
juvenile growth patterns. This will all be done in a creek here at the Univ.
of Alabama in Huntsville campus about 200 meters from my office which is
loaded with stonerollers. My questions to the list are:
1) does anyone have any experience breeding stonerollers in captivity,
2) does anyone know of any published literature on larval/juvenile growth in
_Campostoma_ species?
I've done my own searching and found surprisingly little on a genus that is
very common in the South and Midwest. Literature may exist from pre-1980
that I haven't been able to tease out yet. I have found some interesting
literature on gene frequency changes in the central stoneroller in response
to pollution, but that's pretty much it.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
P.S. With all the hoohah about the Confederate flag in Mississippi of late,
we all missed the observance of Alabama's Confederate Memorial Day on April
26. I leave any observances to your discretion.

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