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#21 Doug_Dame

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:01 PM

Cool. I had not seen px of the Carolina bluefin killie before. (Not that there's much blue there, but that's true on some down here in Florida too.) 


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#22 taldridge0321

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:03 PM

Agreed.  Goby is likely freshwater goby (C. shufeldti), but the darter goby (C. boleosoma) can look very similar when young (blotches along side, distinct blotch on caudal peduncle).  I've also caught naked gobies (G. bosc) in Charleston, but they are pretty distinct, even at an inch long.

Is the Freshwater Goby actually classified as a fresh or saltwater fish?



#23 taldridge0321

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

Mummichog, Gambusia, Heterandria, Goby? (not Swamp Darter), another little Mummi, Bluefin Killies, Golden-ear Killie, 

What's a Goldenear Killie? Never heard of it. I'm not very well with these fish.



#24 zooxanthellae

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:46 PM

Is the Freshwater Goby actually classified as a fresh or saltwater fish?

So it turns out that not all species fit nicely into fresh and saltwater classifications. C. shufeldti is a great example of this, as they tend to lean towards the freshwater side of estuaries. I catch them often in both 0 ppt and up to around 20ppt salinity waters, but mostly closer to 0ppt.

I agree that the darter goby can look quite similar, but by the time they are the size in your pictures, they develop distinctive 'V' shaped markings on their sides. They also have a shoulder blotch not seen in c. shufeldti and are found in higher salinities on average.

Here is a pic for comparison:
http://www.ncfishes....s-boleosoma.png
http://www.ncfishes....s-shufeldti.png

Cool catches, I'm a big fan of those bluefin killies!

#25 Doug_Dame

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 12:48 AM

What's a Goldenear Killie? Never heard of it. I'm not very well with these fish.

 

Fundulus chrysotus. aka the golden-ear topminnow, although they really hang out in dense vegetation much more than cruise on the top like most other "topminnows". 


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#26 sbtgrfan

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:28 AM

Next time you're down this way in Charleston, let me know, I'd be happy to collect with you, or anyone else for that matter. Where abouts did you collect all these in Charleston?


Stephen Beaman
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South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, SC

#27 taldridge0321

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 08:18 AM

 

Fundulus chrysotus. aka the golden-ear topminnow, although they really hang out in dense vegetation much more than cruise on the top like most other "topminnows". 

Now it's not the same as Golden Topminnows or is it?



#28 taldridge0321

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 08:20 AM

Now it's not the same as Golden Topminnows or is it?

 

Cancel that order lol just figured it out.



#29 taldridge0321

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:10 AM

Next time you're down this way in Charleston, let me know, I'd be happy to collect with you, or anyone else for that matter. Where abouts did you collect all these in Charleston?

Sent you an email.

 

Tim



#30 gzeiger

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

Cool. I had not seen px of the Carolina bluefin killie before. (Not that there's much blue there, but that's true on some down here in Florida too.) 

Those pictured are not in breeding condition. Males from that location can be show really stunning electric blue on top of the red and yellow at the right time of year.





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