NANFA-- Old Book

Lance Merry (
Tue, 11 Nov 2003 14:05:03 -0800 (PST)

A couple months ago my mom dragged me antique shopping with her and I ran across this old book. I think the publish date was 1926, or 36, I can't remember but it was Fishes of the Midwest. it had all these funny names, "Grass Pickeral Pike", "Yellow Perch Pike", "Large-mouthed Black Bass" and so on. It refrenced the Blue Walleye or "Blue Perch Pike" as it said. But what I thought was interesting was that it had almost all of the current sunfish we have now but there was these two called "Scarlet Sunfish" and "McKay's Sunfish". Are these real sunfish that are extinct now or are they missidentified ones?

Lance Merry

Decatur, IL
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