Edited by Michael Wolfe, 27 February 2016 - 07:59 PM.
**NEW** Spotted Bullhead Catfish ID Chart - Ameiurus serracanthus
Posted 07 February 2016 - 12:36 PM
So is it officially separated from the brown now? I see you call it serracanthus not nebulosa.
I wish someone would look into the common redbreast sunfish and the long eared redbreast sunfish.
Yes, they are two distinct species. With somewhat overlapping ranges. Check them out on FishMap.
Posted 07 February 2016 - 04:33 PM
Josh - I think you're getting serracanthus mixed up with the Florida spotted form of brown bullhead. The spotted bullhead (serracanthus) has been a recognized species since 1968. The Florida spotted form of brown bullhead (smaller eye, not as flat, and lacks the dark dorsal base) is still "just" a brown bullhead (nebulosus).
"Long-eared redbreast sunfish" ??? Aren't they just the big dominant males?
EDIT 11 Feb 2016: Subsequent comments about Long-eared Rebreasts were moved to a new thread under "Sunfishes and Basses"
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"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel
Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:39 PM
Just picking more nits...the species epithet should not be capitalized. Heh - don't you love fish geeks? You try to do something good...
Duly noted! It's an easy fix. I don't have an editor on my end? Oh well...
Fixed per OP Request
Edited by Michael Wolfe, 27 February 2016 - 08:00 PM.
Fixed per OP Request
Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:58 PM
A couple of JUMBO Spotted Bullheads(Ameiurus serracanthus)recently caught by Florida freshwater fisheries biologist on the Santa Fe River while conducting annual river monitoring.
Spotted bullheads have the smallest range of any bullhead catfish in the U. S. as well as the world. This species is only found in streams on the Gulf Coastal Plain in the Suwannee, St. Marks, Ochlockonee, Apalachicola and St. Andrews Bay drainages of northern Florida, southern Georgia and southeastern Alabama.
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