NANFA-- FW: Poecilia latipinna

Denkhaus, Robert (
Sat, 6 Sep 2003 10:28:58 -0500

Does anyone have any specific locations that I can send in response to the
email below?

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

> I was in San Antonio 2 years ago
> and visited the zoo there. While admiring the birds I
> noticed a school of fish in the surrounding moats that were
> flashing brilliant blues and oranges. Upon questioning the
> staff they informed me that they were a locally caught native
> fish, Poecilia latipinna. I could not convince them to let
> go of a couple pair and have not been able to find them
> available on the internet on the NANFA pages. I am
> travelling back to San Antonio in early October would like to
> collect a couple pair while I am in the area. I need to know
> if I will have to purchase a fishing license, what type of
> gear I will need and where I can go to collect these fish and
> if they are an endangered or threatened species. Can you
> provide any information or additional contacts?
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