Re: NANFA-- Where to collect mudminnows??

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 18 Dec 2003 19:04:40 -0600

Don't know any sites in Virginia, but here is where you can find them in
Wisconsin - anywhere. I know , that is not much help. Eastern and Central
mudminnow live in the same habitats. The best habitats are slow moving
ditches, and shallow swamps that look like they might only hold dragonfly
larvae and tadpoles. Tannic water is a plus, but not nessacary. Roadside
ditches in areas that are pretty flat and swampy are also very good places
to find mudminnows. Look for them near culverts, either tight to shore in
thick vegatation, or out in the middle in muck or leaf litter.

Freshwater Fishes of Virginia by Robert Jenkins and Noel Burkhead show they
are most common below the fall line which roughly follows a line from D.C.
to east of Roanoke. Highest markings furthest north are near Woodbridge off
of I 95. It appears there are dots to most streams flowing in the entire
lenght of Rappahannock roughly three to five miles away from this widening
of the river. It appears though it is more common in the southern part of

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