Re: NANFA-- Skinny SRBD

Todd Crail (
Mon, 1 Sep 2003 23:51:19 -0400

Ah, now I see what you're getting at. That makes a lot of sense to me. I
was thinking just subaquatic... Gotta get outta that box ;)

And to be lazy.... Yes, the megalotis in Riley Creek were abundant, but very
very very small. It may not support larger sized critters due to it's size
(it was one long pool segment where we found them). However, the Blanchard
and Auglaize have been calling out to me lately.... ;)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <>

> I will need to get a wet suit before I snorkle that cool little
> stream. The SRBD look emaciated. They are full grown fish, but
> skinny. I think the Clinostomus are able to prey on flying insects,
> like mosquitos, by jumping out of the water to take them in the air.
> Their large, upturned mouths are suited to this. The Phoxinus, with
> their tiny, subterminal mouths, can't do that. That have to compete
> with everyone else for the subaquatic foods. Even the insects may be
> scarce below the surface due to limited nutrients in the food chain.
> Just an idea.
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