Re: NANFA-- catenatus pic

Roselawn Museum (
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:22:23 -0400

Thanks, Prez. I'll definitely have to come up with more of them in adult
size. I would be thrilled if it turned out to be F. bifax. I've never
collected any of those. BTW, does anyone have a good pic of F. bifax so
I'll have it handy for comparison?

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA
God Bless America

>Steven, my doubt was that the one fish we were debating is not full-grown
>and likely female, not a good fish for IDing between similar species. If you
>get more individuals from Salacoa Creek we can look at them for real; for
>instance, stellifer has heavier pharyngeal teeth (grinding teeth) than
>catenatus, something that is not obvious to field examination. I think that
>Gordon County is too far north to be F. bifax, the third species in this
>complex, which is also characterized by a much more regular stippling part
>than the other two. We shall see...
>--Bruce Stallsmith
>Huntsville, AL, US of A

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