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#1 gerald

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:14 PM

NC-Division of Water Quality has been sampling fish communities at selected sites throughout NC since about 1990. Their data is posted on http://www.esb.enr.s...nc.us/NCIBI.htm
Phil Kukulski put all these records into a single Excel File AND attached an NC river basin map so you can select a species, watershed, county, or whatever search field you want, and it displays each collection site on the map.
Might be useful if youre planning any NC collecting on your own before or after the conference.
warning: This attached file is about 5 Megs. Thanks Phil !!

Attached File  DWQ_Fish_Data_ALLbasins_StreamMap.xls   5.4MB   174 downloads

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#2 itsme

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:27 AM

Man! Are Enneacanthus obesus really that rare in NC?! There's only one record of a single individual in that entire spreadsheet! Does someone just not know how to ID them and lump everything into gloriosus? I'd like to see obesus when I'm there. Anybody have more info on this? By the way, I am planning to attend!

#3 fritz

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:03 AM

Man! Are Enneacanthus obesus really that rare in NC?! There's only one record of a single individual in that entire spreadsheet! Does someone just not know how to ID them and lump everything into gloriosus? I'd like to see obesus when I'm there. Anybody have more info on this? By the way, I am planning to attend!

DWQ doesn't sample the habitats that are frequented by E. obesus. They go for the wadable, generally flowing streams. But obesus is uncommonly encountered in the state except there are a few localities, especially down my way that are guaranteed.

#4 gerald

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:11 AM

i suspect a lot of the old records showing obesus as widespread in NC (Lee et al 1980 and Menhinick 1991) are based on mis-IDs of female gloriosus by NC-WRC game fish biologists in the 1960s. Or else obesus is losing ground against gloriosus in recent decades.

DWQ doesn't sample the habitats that are frequented by E. obesus. They go for the wadable, generally flowing streams. But obesus is uncommonly encountered in the state except there are a few localities, especially down my way that are guaranteed.


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#5 itsme

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:38 AM

DWQ doesn't sample the habitats that are frequented by E. obesus. They go for the wadable, generally flowing streams. But obesus is uncommonly encountered in the state except there are a few localities, especially down my way that are guaranteed.



Oh, great! Thanks for the info Fritz. Are any of the sure fire obesus sites on the convention trip schedule? If not, maybe you would message me with some details? I'm assuming they are not imperilled in the state to the extent that collecting would be detrimental, yes? I'm really geeked to be attending this year. Missing last year sent me into withdrawal. Must... see... fish... aaack! And with your expert guidance, I'm sure I won't be dissappointed. You wowed us at the SC convention. Can't wait! Thanks!

#6 EdBihary

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 05:49 PM

But obesus is uncommonly encountered in the state except there are a few localities, especially down my way that are guaranteed.

Then I'm coming down your way! I was hoping to take a few of these home from the convention.