Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:58 AM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:34 PM
Todd, leuciodus actually does occur in the Chattooga, so it is still a possibility. They have been recorded from the mountain portions of both the Savannah and Santee river systems. And definitely pick up a copy of Fishes of the Middle Savannah River Drainage (I work with one of the authors so I'm required to advocate it). It is a pretty nice book, but I agree they should have included fishes from other portions of the drainage, at least for the species keys.
This past weekend I finally was able to do some more dipnetting while on a trip to Athens, GA. I caught some lutipinnis in the Middle Oconee River (Altamaha drainage) including a small one which looked very much like my mystery fish. The snout was quite a bit shorter than in the adults and displayed a similar lateral band, more diffuse than in the adults. So I'm leaning toward lutipinnis at the moment.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:35 PM
A really bad photo of my setup is at:
For larger fish it's a little more complex. You can make a larger photo tank (again, using a separate pane of glass to keep the fish pinned) and that works quite well. It only becomes a problem when the fish get bigger than about 30 cm long, I'm still trying to figure out a good technique for these...
Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:59 PM
Todd, leuciodus actually does occur in the Chattooga, so it is still a possibility.
My point was more toward the fact that I've only seen yellowfin once, in the field, and was pretty distracted with life at the time. So I really can't make much of a comparison.
I am, however, looking forward to changing this fact this summer
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