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

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 07:53:09 -0400

Mounting would be hard, she's in formaldehyde... maybe a publicy displayed

--Bruce Stallsmith
it's balmy along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Stott Noble <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- I/we may hold a state fish record...
>Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 23:07:15 -0500
>We need to have that bad boy mounted!
>newly located along Little Shades Creek, Cahaba valley.
>Bruce Stallsmith wrote:
>>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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