Re: NANFA-- Land fish

Scott Davis (
Sun, 10 Mar 2002 13:13:14 -0600

> Bruce, I think I read about it on Bruce Turner's Rivulus webpage you
> out awhile back. Do you recall that link?

Some killie people, have been hurruphing that it is only classified as
endangered in Florida because it is seldom found in conventional surveys.
Tossing a piece of food on a string in front of a crab hole evidentally is
not standard procedure. I don't know how common mangrove swamps are.

Andy Borgia made some neat observations about these fish last year on this

Dan Fromm, in a hobby article somewhere (probably an old JAKA), cited
someone who suggested that the Rivulus' ability to stay out of water was
enhanced by a relatively large number of blood vessels very near to the skin
which may have aided in oxygen absorption. Are there blood vessel rich
amphibians who do this vis-a-vis the water?

All the best,

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