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#1 Phry

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:32 PM

Another photo from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. I think this is a Tessellated Darter (if I'm looking at the right label for that tank).  Sorry I don't have a better view, he was apparently just too comfy to turn around.

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#2 fundulus

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:15 PM

From that angle it looks more like a hogsucker than anything else, but...........


Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#3 Phry

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:21 PM

Hogsucker?? Who comes up with these names??
Would that be the northern hogsucker?  (looking at photos online)



#4 fundulus

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:23 AM

Probably. Or it could be some other sucker too, the flat head is diagnostic of suckers like the hogsucker.
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#5 UncleWillie

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:28 AM

Like some Tennesseans call them, the box-head trout.  Square head is great indicator of the hogsuckers.


Edited by UncleWillie, 08 August 2016 - 08:30 AM.

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