Re: NANFA-- conservation status of SE fishes
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 09:38:28 EDT

In a message dated 10/9/00 9:51:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< In the abstract, the text reads: "The southern United States supports more
native fishes than any area of comparable size on the North American
north of Mexico..."

Notice that it says "more native fishes" as opposed to "more native fish
species." Is this sentence referring to abundance or diversity? The context
indicates diversity, but a literal reading of the sentence indicates
Either way, it's ambiguously stated. >>

I noticed that too; but assumed that they were referring to species

<< Great Lakes faunal province -- 27 genera, 168 species, 0.03% endemic >>

How many endemic fish species in total are there in the Great Lakes, and what
species are they?

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