RE: NANFA-- Can you identify these fishes?

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 16 Mar 2002 20:05:51 -0800

> Jay .. I see what you mean about the caudal fin
> markings on the top and bottom and the central caudal
> fin bar or crescent but the photo does compare nicely
> to a Roston --a definite master -- photo of a
> Checkered madtom in Fishes of Arkansas by Robison and
> Buchanan . Could this be a photo of the same fish ?

Bill, good find! That looks like the same fish. And the description says
"only species of Noturus having a broad black vertical bar at the base of
the caudal fin." That's different than what Peterson's Guide says, but if
Henry Robison says it that's good enough for me! Thanks.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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