Re: NANFA-- GA collecting trip (longish)

Roselawn Museum (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:20:30 -0400

Thank you, Prez. I hope his deformity wasn't from my dipnet! I frequently
find bait shop feeder minnows (mostly golden shiners) with scoliosis, but I
hardly ever see it in the wild. On that note, the large yellow bullhead
that I feed these minnows to tends to leave the afflicted ones alone. Does
anyone know why?

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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