RE: NANFA-- collecting at night

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 18:03:49 -0700

Dave Neely said:
> but night collecting/snorkelling is in my experience MUCH more
> effective for madtoms and some large darters (eg, Crystallaria,
> Percina shumardi).

How about sculpins, Dave? A few years back I conducted a research project
on the mottled sculpin's habitat preferences in a stream in South Carolina.
All my field work was conducted during daylight hours. I always found the
fish associated with protective cover and generally in shallow water of
moderate velocity. While doing some reading on the fish I found that it is
a nocturnal feeder. I wonder where that fish roams at night?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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