RE: NANFA-- It just wasn't my day. Also, a mystery.

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 16 May 2004 22:16:03 -0400

Hi Trey, if they're Burrheads, you should be able to run your finger over
the heads of males and feel small bumps ("burrs"). They're not heavily
turberculate but it's obvious to the touch. And if you look-in-them head on,
they'll be distinctly round in shape. Are they really that far south in AL,
I thought they were more typical of the Black Warrior system and over
towards GA above the fall line. But if you find 'em you find 'em.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Nope, no rainbows. I did, however, manage to finally bag some of those
>other fish which had been taunting me all day. It took awhile to finally
>ID them, but it turns out they were Burrhead Shiners. This isn't normal
>Burrhead territory, but there is an isolated anomalous range for them,
>and I was right smack in the middle of it. Burrheads look kind of like
>Rainbows, actually, but with the colors all washed out of them.
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