NANFA-- sailfin shiners

Fritz Rohde (
Thu, 12 Jun 2003 16:37:59 -0400

Royal Suttkus and Scott Mettee in 2001 publication on the sailfin shiner
complex (Bulletin Geological Survey Alabama No 170) state that the true
P. hypselopeterus is a Gulf coastal plain species and occurs from the
Mobile Bay drainage east to lower Choctawhatchee River and St. Andrews
Bay drainages. The "sailfin" shiner in southern GA and peninuslar FL
should be referred to as P. metallicus and the ones on Atlantic coast GA
and SC should be referred to as P. stonei. But there is no validation
for this separation except to say that it will be discussed in a
separate paper.

Fritz Rohde
Wilmngton, NC
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