Re: NANFA-- conservation status of SE fishes
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 09:05:25 EDT

In a message dated 10/8/00 9:58:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Every now and again the papers have something about a dead shark being
in Lake Michigan. >>

My Grandpa used to see what he and and his friends called "sand sharks" in
the Saginaw river when he was a kid. I think that more than likely these fish
were probably either lake sturgeon (or perhaps paddlefish? I don't know when
they were extirpated from Michigan); because these fishes' body shapes have
features superficially similar to sharks. They are the only fishes that I
know of that could be conceivably mistaken for sharks.

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