NANFA-L-- I/we may hold a state fish record...

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 21:09:21 -0400

I'm presenting a talk about burrhead and silverstripe shiners tomorrow-in-
the meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Florence, AL.
While reviewing my data on burrhead and silverstripe reproduction, I made a
fun discovery. The maximum size of silverstripe shiners, Notropis stilbius,
is reported to be 67 mm SL in Boschung & Mayden's book "Fishes of
Alabama...". Two fish we collected in Borden Creek, AL, last summer are
bigger than that,-in-70 and 71 mm SL. The 70 mm individual was collected
during a NANFA trip to Borden Creek last summer. So if anyone asks, I've
claimed the Alabama state record.

Forget about boring stuff like the biggest largemouth bass in a state, NANFA
members contributed to finding a record-breaking silverstripe shiner. Thanks
to Casper Cox, Ranger Bob, and Stott Noble among others.

--Bruce Stallsmith
and who knows what lurks in the Tennessee River
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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