Re: NANFA-- Masquinonge (Esox lacustris)
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 11:26:44 EDT

The web site belongs to the Biology of fishes class at Univ. of Michigan. I E-mailed DR. Smith who's list the Masquinonge appeared on for an answer. DR. Smith is the director of the Zoology Museum, the Curator of fishes and lower vert., a professor of Biology and Geological science. The MI. Chapter has been working with him suppling photos and live fish for his artist. He is rewriting Fishes of the Great Lakes Region which should go to the publishers soon. Below is DR. Smiths response.

"The Masquinonge is an undiscribed sp. of Muskellunge discovered by a former student Ed Crossman. Ed does not regard it as a distinct sp. , but hatcery people in Wisconsin have found that it breeds true. It lives in a few small lakes in Ontario, Michigan & Wisconsin. It is smaller, with distinct larva & somewhat different color."

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