RE: NANFA-- phoxinus erythrogaster breeding

Jeremy Tiemann (
Mon, 19 May 2003 19:00:32 -0500

>thanks for the warning. that fits with the behavior I find with the
>adults - I started off with 20 adults last fall and they thinned the school
>to 5 before I closed off all means of escape.
>Speaking of these red belly dace - The fry I have come from parents
>collected in the disjunct population in Kansas. I also have red belly dace
>collected locally. Are there any known differences in this fish along its
>range? Is the population in Kansas natural or is it introduced?
>While on the subject of phoxinus, I have a few northern red belly dace from
>Wisconsin. These fish are found in slower waters than the southern red
>belly dace. I have read that the northern dace breed in plant clumps, while
>I know the southern scatter eggs in gravel, especially in stoneroller nests.
>Are there morphologic differences between the northern and southern red
>belly dace?

Where in KS did you collect them? The occur in the extreme SE corner
of KS in the Spring River, in the Flint Hills (N-Central KS), and in
S-Central KS.

Jeremy Tiemann
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-4594
Fax: (217) 333-4949
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