Re: NANFA-- another fish to ID

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:45:49 -0400

The dark caudal spot suggests a young stoneroller.

Body appears too rounded, and scales too small, to be a Dionda.

Jay, where did you get this photo?


> From: "Dave Neely" <>
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> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:05:36 -0600
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> Subject: Re: NANFA-- another fish to ID
> Jay,
> I'm not buying the majority-rule blacknose dace ID. Is the fish still alive
> in a tank? Can you check the lower jaw and/or get a rough estimate of scale
> size? I even tried magnifying the image 400x in Photoshop (darn, too grainy
> to see scales). The mouth just looks too "squared-off" to be a Rhinichthys
> to me... more like a small stoneroller, or as a way-out-there guess maybe
> even a Dionda...
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