Re: NANFA-- TFH photos (no soapbox)

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 27 Jun 2003 19:16:33 -0400

> I was flattered to have some of my photos used by Chris Scharf in his
> excellent article in the recent TFH magazine but there are some errors
> in localities on three of them. The pygmy sunfish (p 68) was from
> Wakulla Springs, the sailfin shiner (p72) was taken in the South Fork
> Edisto River, and the Savannah darter (p73) was taken in Savannah
> Branch, a tributary of the Edisto.


TFH must have pulled -- and mangled -- the collection locality from my
handwriting on the slides, for these were the captions that I submitted with
the ms.:

Elassoma okefenokee, Okefenokee pygmy sunfish

Dwarf pygmy sunfishes are not really sunfishes. In fact, ichthyologists
can't agree on what they are -- just another group of fishes that's uniquely
American-made. This is the Okefenokee sunfish (Elassoma okefenokee).
Photograph by Fred C. Rohde.

Pteronotropis hypselopterus, sailfin shiner

One of the most popular North American fishes among fishkeepers is the
sailfin shiner (Pteronotropis hypselopterus) of the southeastern U.S.
Photograph by Fred C. Rohde.

Etheostoma fricksium, Savannah darter

Darters come in a dazzling array of colors and color patterns. The Savannah
darter (Etheostoma fricksium) is found in just a small portion of South
Carolina and adjacent Georgia. Photograph by Fred C. Rohde.

Also note the mix-up of captions in Charlie Nunziata's article on pp. 101
and 102.

Chris Scharpf
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