Re: NANFA-- I did not know that

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 10:46:36 -0500

The snail darter is actually doing fairly well in several different streams.
Its exact status is still unclear, but some transplants made in the early
80s seem to have worked (Hiwassee River in TN); it wasn't totally wiped out
in one or two original places, as originally feared; and it has been found
in a few new systems where it hadn't been noticed before. Barring
alterations of stream flows in places like the Little Tennessee River,
Holston, Sequatchie and Paint Rock (in AL) it should do OK. The fish needs
moderate stream flow over sand/gravel in a largeish stream to successfully
spawn, the kind of regime often interferred with by dams. It's still
federally listed as Threatened.

As to chief executives with bird dogs, etc., I respectfully submit don't
believe the hype...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>From: jake levi <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- I did not know that
>Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 04:58:06 -0800 (PST)
>Speaking of which, which I wasnt, how is the snail
>darter doing?
>--- wrote:
> > I did not know that. but now I do.
> > george arndt
> > harvard, mass
> >
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 12/14/00 9:43:05 PM Eastern
> > Standard Time,
> > writes:
> >
> > << --Bruce Stallsmith, AL
> > (Did you know that Tennessee is a corruption of the
> > Cherokee word "Tanasi",
> > their capital town along the Little Tennessee
> > River? The snail darter,
> > Percina tanasi, bears this name.) >>

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