Re: NANFA-- Bluenose shiner news

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 14 Sep 2003 18:48:21 -0400

Actually, welaka isn't threatened in Florida. It's listed by the FWC as
"SSC", Species of Special Concern, even though it's listed on the page of
Threatened or Endagnered Species of Florida. And the listing table also
reports its Natural Heritage Program ranking as S4, apparently secure
throughout the state although it may be rare in parts of its range. So we're
back to a very confusing situation here. Should this fish receive more
listing? Does anyone know, at least in Florida, what it's true status is?
Everyone has a different answer.

For those of you keeping score at home, the site I'm referencing here is

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Steffen Hellner <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Bluenose shiner news
>Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 00:05:16 +0200
>In FLA welaka is protected as threatened. have a look at the government
>server of the state FLA. I looked it up some days ago.
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