NANFA-- puzzling blackfin darter

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 8 Oct 2000 08:43:41 -0700

Here's a scan of the blackfin darter Etheostoma nigripinne from Fishes of
AB: 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 used
for the undescribed one)?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Bruce Stallsmith > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 9:08 AM > To: > Subject: RE: NANFA-- Darters and Research Grant Proposals > > > 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 darters! > > --Bruce Stallsmith > Huntsville, AL

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