RE: NANFA-- re: Why it's tougher out west...

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 19:40:25 -0700

I meant extinct in the wild. I can't recall which species it was, nor
exactly where I read about it (Sorry...). I'll look for the source. An
unscrupulous fish dealer (from Phoenix if I recall) found the location of
the fish and over a period of time removed every one. I think it was in
Arizona. Peter, do you know which species this is?

Jay DeLong

> >In states like Arizona with many endangered endemic species, I understand
> >their restrictions. They're protecting their fish from
> >collector-aquarists
> >who would collect them to extinction. That has already happened, and
> >aquarium releases and introduced exotics have also caused the
> >disappearance of rare fish through hybridization.
> Jay,
> What fish(es) have been collected "to extinction?"
> Chris

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