Re: NANFA-L-- Photos from Brays Bayou, Houston from Sunday

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Fri, 9 Jun 2006 11:57:09 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Dan Johnson wrote:

> Yes, that fish does look similar to a pirate perch. But it has two
> dorsal fins which should exclude that as a possibility. Plus it was
> hanging out in open water, which would be uncharacteristic for a pirate
> perch.

Good point! It doesn't look like a goby/gudgeon/sleeper either. I don't
really know what else to suggest.

> Did you ever look-in-the pics from my San Jacinto trip?

Briefly. Your identifications look good to me, I'm not massively familiar
with the genus Lythrurus, thus I couldn't advise on the species, but it
does look like the genus is correct. But given there is only one
Lythrurus in that region then I'd say you have it correct.

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