RE: NANFA-- puzzling blackfin darter

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 08 Oct 2000 23:19:35 EDT

Uh-oh, we're sliding into systematics never-never land. I have Copeia from
1992 to the present, if that would help clarify anyone's interpretations.
And, of course, Fishes of Tennessee...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>From: "Jay DeLong" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- puzzling blackfin darter
>Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 19:38:24 -0700
>I puzzlingly said:
> > The darter pic I posted
> > before was photographed by Wm. Roston and I think is possibly the
> > undescribed blackfin darter P. Odontopholis sp. reportedly found
> > only in the
> > Barrens R drainage of Tennessee (see
> > So why are
> > there two species with the same common name (or why is the name being
> > for the undescribed one)?
>and I was subsequently informed that:
> > the first pic you posted is of the frecklebelly darter, Percina
> > stictogaster, described by Page and Ceas in Copeia a couple years back.
> > The FWIE web site has an incorrect common name.
>Jay DeLong
>Olympia, WA

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