RE: NANFA-L-- ID requests

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:05:26 -0400

I don't know the Illinois shiners, but I'd say that your Pimephales species
in photo 31 is definitely P. notatus, the bluntnose minnow.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Sajjad Lateef <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- ID requests
>Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:04:34 -0700 (PDT)
>Could someone please check out the unidentified fish photos at:
>I'd appreciate if anyone could definitely identify the "blackstripe"
>fish (blacknose shiner or blackchin shiner). Also, is that juvenile sucker
>really a sucker or some exotic. Note that multiple photos of the
>unidenfied fish are displayed. Thanks in advance.
>Also, I am seeing an odd species of larva in my outdoor tub. It looks like
>a black and white striped caterpillar with a long tail (10x the body
>length). When moved into
>the indoor tanks, it stays suspended in the water column but with the tip
>of the tail-in-the surface.
>It's as if the larva are suspended from the water surface by the tip of the
>tail (maybe a breathing tube
>of some kind?)
>-- Sajjad Lateef e-mail: sajjadlateef AT yahoo DOT com
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