Re: NANFA-- orangefin madtom status

R.W.Wolff (
Fri, 5 Nov 1999 16:52:21 -0600

Oops, I guess I spoke too soon. ( the air just got stale again =) ) This
illustrates the complexity of knowing what is protected in areas that one
is not familiar with. Might there be parts of its range that the Orange
fin madtom is not protected? Is this a edge of range scenario? I was
under the impression that if it is protected throughout its entire known
range that this warranted federal status? Maybe with these edge of range
things the protection should change from states to water sheds or
drainages? Some state bounderies are simply straight lines made up by
humans, and have no relation to the actaul range the fish is in. A real
good example is michigan. Two states make believing they are one. Many
species are common in one pennisula, while absent from the other, or rare
in one, and common in the other. Items in the lower penninsula take
precidense over the under funded U.P.

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