Re: NANFA-- alabama regs

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 14:26:58 -0400

>What gives....shouldn't Elassoma species from the
>springs in Lauderdale and/or Limestone County be on
>that list?
In a perfect world, yes. But Elassoma alabamae, Spring Pygmy Sunfish, isn't
listed because for a long time it was considered extinct, and now it exists
in part by agreement with private landowners who are working without the
stick of federal listing. It seems to be working; if anything their range is
now expanding through the Beaverdam Swamp system along the Limestone/Madison
County line.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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