NANFA-- Heterandria formosa
Fri, 6 Jun 2003 20:52:01 EDT


I`d be very interested to talk to you about the Heterandria. Especially where
you found

I know that Dr. Mettee(Fishes Of Alabama), and Dr. Royal Suttkas have
some in overflow pools of the Tombigbee River near Jackson, AL.

Also, Rod Harper told me of a few isolated spots some years ago in Mobile

I have two populations from the New Orleans area. One population has
traits. I`ve been inbreeding, and once had a 90 percent black female.
the trait is not stable.

You are certainly right...every population I have ever sampled looks
different. I think
the prettiest I know of is around Bay St. Louis. Beautiful colors. Lots of
red, even blue
in the dorsal.

There is also a population "morph" that lives in brackish water near Ft.
Walton, FL.

Rob Erhardt
Mobile, Al

P.S. I`m going to "re-join" NANFA ASAP!
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