RE: NANFA-- Maumee River YOCW Trip 10/19/2002

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 08:26:22 -0800

At 09:01 AM 11/14/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>Let's just put it this way. It *disturbs* me that there I'm unable to
>>find a photo of a Tangerine Darter *anywhere* on the web. ;)
>Well, you can to some degree; the photo on the NANFA Conservation Research
>Grant flyer is a Tangerine darter, albeit in black and white. It's not an
>easy species to capture, since the typical habitat is semi-whitewater
>flowing over boulders.

I think Todd is just saying this to justify making the trip to
Tennessee. Todd, you don't have to make excuses here (and we promise we
won't tell your wife) :-) To capture tangerine darters you have to get in
the water with with them. Snorkeling provides a relatively easy way to
capture this fish. David Etnier mentions this in Fishes of Tennessee also.
Casper and I saw some and the account and photos are at

The Virtual Aquarium webpage has a photo also at That page is worth a
visit if you haven't seen it yet.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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