Re: NANFA-- KY collecting (long)

Roselawn Museum (
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 11:15:31 -0400

Yes, I was hoping for some red bellies in that area, but as gifted as they
are at evading capture I'm not at all surprised that they gave one old dude
with a seine the slip. The other fish were so plentiful I never got more
than 50' away from the bridge. If I'd had more time, it looked like a
wonderful stream to follow. I'll look in my atlas tonight to pinpoint the
location for you. At this point, all I can tell you is that as soon as you
cross into TN from KY on I-65, it's the 2nd bridge over the Red River. I'll
also give these darters another look this weekend. Get well soon!

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 07:58 AM 10/26/01 -0700, you wrote:
>I am still hacking my head off...if I were on the east
>coast I would have beat cheeks to the hospital by now,
>but I am confident its just a cold or flu and nothing
>Etheostoma atripinne is closely related to Etheostoma
>simoterum, and is found in the red river. Etheostoma
>"golden snubnose" is undescribed as far as I know and
>has collection dots farther west in the red river, but
>I have collected it in the area where you were. I get
>off I-65 in the tennessee exit where there is a
>winery, I dont have my atlas so I can't remember which
>one that is. The atripinne have a series of red dots
>(the males) and the golden snubnose does not. I am
>not sure but I think both of these fish are mentioned
>in passing in Peterson's but of course there isnt a
>drawing or a map of either. The atripinne are likely
>lumped in with the simoterum, if you read the account
>thats where they might be mentioned. I wish I could
>have made that trip ... I would have taken you to
>trammel's fork too which has some wonderful darters
>and SRBD. In my opinion the SRBD from the Barren
>River are the nicest I have seen. I'll take a look at
>home to see if I have pics of those darters. I know I
>have some of the atripinne.

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