RE: NANFA-- Land fish

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 10 Mar 2002 13:23:37 -0500

A bunch of _Rivulus_ species have been observed moving around damp forest
floors. _Marmoratus_ isn't one of them, since it lives in tidal mangrove
swamps. But, it can move around on mudflats to some degree although this
exposes it to predators. Inhabitants of some Caribbean islands near Belize
insist that _marmoratus_ is really a lizard, not a fish, because it lives in
mudholes rather than open water. If you ever meet Bruce Turner of Virginia
Tech, ask him about his discussions with various island Rastas about this
"lizard", the stories are beyond Monty Python...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

> > Catfish living their whole life among leaf litter?
> > Amazing!
>Don't some Rivulus marmoratus do this also, at least for extended periods?
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