Re: NANFA-- GA collecting trip (longish)

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:26:08 -0400

>Anyway, we caught many of the same species as well as bronze darters and a
>single riffle minnow. We netted some huge F. stellifer, which I should have
>held up to the little guy we caught earlier in the day for comparison. The
>digital pictures (coming later) turned out better with the use of a
>backdrop, but they are bag shots, so there's still some distortion. I'm
>working on a homemade viewer for the next outing.
>All The Best,
>Steven A. Ellis
>Kennesaw, GA
>God Bless America
Thanks, Steven, your account flows better than mine (written 10 minutes
before doing a lecture...). All I would add is that when I got home and
looked at the large adult F. stellifer, one of them has a severe spinal
deformity. The fish's body is S-shaped just above the anal fin, something
I've never seen in an adult Fundulus of any species. Other than that it
seems perfectly happy and functional.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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