RE: NANFA-- Darters and Research Grant Proposals

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 07 Oct 2000 12:08:25 EDT

Mark, I think you're right. I was entering a low-level migraine when I wrote
that and I woke up this morning wondering what I said in that e-mail... I'm
going to scan the color photo out of Mettee et al.'s book "Fishes of
Alabama" and send it to Jay (thanks, Jay!) if he wants to temporarily post
it on his site. Mine differs by only having red in the first dorsal. I
suppose I could execute the poor thing and count his/her peduncle scales,
etc., but I can't do that, not yet anyway.

For those of you who feel you need an exercise in humility, get into IDing

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>From: Mark B <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- Darters and Research Grant Proposals
>Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 11:23:29 -0400
>At 6:11 PM -0400 10/6/00, Bruce Stallsmith wrote:
> >Mine is not as intensely colored as the one in the picture, but they do
> >share the three spots on the peduncle with the middle one being heavier.
> >have a feeling that mine is also female. At the very least, I think your
> >picture is one of the Eth. squamiceps complex in the subgenus Catonotus.
> >I'll wait 'til March and find a male in breeding colors, then we'll know
> >sure!
>Not to throw a wrench into the works, but that darter looks like a Percina
>to me.
>Mark Binkley
>Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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