Re: NANFA-- NANFA- size requirements for brook stickleback?
Thu, 21 Sep 2000 22:13:10 EDT

In a message dated 9/21/00 11:31:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Brooks
are a bit bigger, though, aren't they? >>

Actually I believe that 3-spines as a species complex get larger on average
than brooks. My Audubon Guide lists them as being four inches long to the
brooks' two; so the 3-spines are actually on average twice as large. this of
course probably varies from species to species as far as the 3-spines go; my
guide made no attempt to differentiate all of the different types. I know
that there are a lot of different types, too. This one lake I read even had
two different types of 3-spines living in it (I think that it was Lake
Hadley). OI could see the biggest differences being between the East Coast
and West Coast 3-spines; even tho' I've never read about them before.

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