RE: NANFA-- Swampfish

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Wed, 14 May 2003 11:42:01 -0500

Reproduction, age, growth, and diet of the extremely mysterious swampfish
(Chologaster cornuta) are described in a new paper:

Ross, S.W. and F.C. Rohde. 2003. Life history of the swampfish from a
North Carolina stream. Southeastern Nat. 2(1): 105-120.

Based on two years of data, this is probably one of the most comprehensive
studies ever of one of North America's least known fishes. It even
describes the rate of "anus migration" and the development of the male's
peculiar "snout appendage" as the fish grows.

A must-read for any fan of the Aphredoderiformes !
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