RE: NANFA-- help with fish ID
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:12:15 -0500


H. dorsalis also has melanophores along both sides of the lateral line
(like N. ludibundus), at least out here. The photo seems to show a general
"duskiness" along the lateral line, but not what I would describe as a row
of "=" signs encompassing the line. Maybe these are the "mouse tracks"
described on the webapge you referenced.

Mostly, though, its the mouth. It appears distinctly subterminal in the
photos and it is very nearly terminal in H. dorsalis that I have collected.

I don't have the actual specimen, however, and will defer judgement to
anyone who has actually examined same.

Good luck and best wishes.

Steve Haslouer
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