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#1 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:26 PM

I wanted to return to the Dan River and catch the species I missed last month. I joined up with a friend and we collected mainly in the Mayo River, Paw Paw Creek and Jacob's Creek. We caught Roanoke, Glassy and Fantail Darters, Central Stonerollers, Mtn. Redbelly Daces, Dan+Again+_1_.JPG Redlip and Crescent Shiners along with other unknowns, Madtoms, various Suckers, and a few Bluehead or Bull Chubs.



#2 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:26 PM

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#3 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

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#4 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

I counted 14 dorsal rays.Dan+Again+_4_.JPG



#5 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:28 PM

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#6 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:28 PM

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#7 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:28 PM

Mountain Redbelly Dace, beautiful fish.Dan+Again+_7_.JPG



#8 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:29 PM

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#9 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:29 PM

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#10 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:29 PM

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#11 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:29 PM

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#12 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

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#13 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

And then with the mouth open, quite a site.Dan+Again+_13_.JPG



#14 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

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#15 taldridge0321

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

We caught a handful of Madtoms in deeper water in muck and leaf litter. Dan+Again+_15_.JPG



#16 gerald

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:33 PM

I see satinfin shiners, rosefin shiners (slender w/ tiny anterior scales), swallowtail shiner, MRB dace, glassy darter (aren't they neat?), Roanoke hogsucker (#9).

The "14 dorsal rays" redhorse ... dunno, but likely notchlip, v-lip, or golden (based on range).  Not sure about #11 shiner - small crescent maybe? or pale redlip?


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#17 taldridge0321

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:57 AM

I see satinfin shiners, rosefin shiners (slender w/ tiny anterior scales), swallowtail shiner, MRB dace, glassy darter (aren't they neat?), Roanoke hogsucker (#9).

The "14 dorsal rays" redhorse ... dunno, but likely notchlip, v-lip, or golden (based on range).  Not sure about #11 shiner - small crescent maybe? or pale redlip?

The Glassy Darters are pretty neat. I think the Redhorse may be a V-Lip. I counted 44 lateral scales, and it appears to me to have a concave dorsal fin which V-Lips have according to my Peterson. I think V-Lips are pretty common around there according to the Delorme.



#18 taldridge0321

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:15 AM

Is #2 an E. Blacknose Dace? I only came across the one.



#19 gerald

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

No, #2 is another redbelly dace


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#20 Dustin

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:53 PM

Are those satinfin or spotfin up there Gerald?  I was thinking they were spotfin.  I agree that 11 looks like a small redlip.


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