Re: NANFA-- Ohio farmland and a valuable book
Mon, 18 Sep 2000 22:24:12 EDT

In a message dated 9/16/00 1:56:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I imagine the present ranges of fishes like the
pirate perch (not found in Ohio for decades) and the bowfin are quite
different than before that wetland was drained. >>

That would at least explain why pirate perches are less common in the
northern U.S. than the South. I think I saw a pirate perch in real life once
(in broad daylight!) in the creek down the road from my house. At the time I
didn't know what it was and I had only seen a rough drawing of a pirate perch
at the time so I didn't recognize it. It had the same profile from a top
view, same coloration, and moved slowly; despite this I was unable to catch
it. There was nothing else close enough in appearance to this fish so I am
pretty sure that it was a pirate perch.

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