Re: NANFA-- Re: Fundulus blairae

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 05 Sep 2002 07:24:27 -0400

>> Fundulus blairae is now recognized as a subspecies of F. dispar, starhead
>> topminnow. This designation is based primarily on the morphological work of
>> Bob Cashner (Univ. of New Orleans). He has also looked at them biochemically
>> and I assume the data also support the subspecific designation.
>> The common name for Fundulus dispar blairae is southern starhead topminnow.

The American Fisheries Society continues to recognize F. blairae in their
upcoming list of the scientific and common names of fishes.

Chris Scharpf
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