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#21 taldridge0321

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:17 AM

Looks like a great time, you're killin' the darters!

I'm on Spring break from school so I went after Tuckasegee Darters which were on my list. I'm down to six Darters left in NC/SC and eight Shiners. 39 species total to cover North and South Carolina. Getting there haha!

 

I also found Redline, Fantail and Gilt Darters in Fletcher on the ride home at the Mills River and a solo Northern Hog Sucker. Great trip overall. It's about time to head down to go after Pygmies, hope you can make it Matt.



#22 taldridge0321

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

I was reading up on Tuckasegee Darters, in my Peterson, they usually have no scales on opercle and has a premaxillary frenum. I don't know what the frenum is however. Other than that and range they are very close to Greenside Darters or may just be a subspecies.

2 4 5 7 8 15 16 = Greenfin darters 

3, 12 =  Greenside or Tuckaseegee darter - not sure how to distinguish those two.

10 = Saffron shiner (with blackspot flukes encysted)

11 =  Longnose dace

13 =  Largemouth or Spotted bass ???

14 =  Cyprinella, Spotfin or Whitetail ???



#23 mattknepley

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:11 PM

Pretty sure the frenum is the fleshy connecting tissue some fishes have between their snout and upper lip.
Matt Knepley
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#24 littlen

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:15 PM

Looks like a great time, you're killin' the darters!


I certainly hope not, Matt! (As I wrap my darter tank in bubble-wrap)

Cool pics though. I always envy those who have the ability to play in streams way more than I can right now. Thanks for sharing.
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#25 taldridge0321

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:37 AM

Pretty sure the frenum is the fleshy connecting tissue some fishes have between their snout and upper lip.

Thanks, I guess that would be hard to id from a picture.



#26 taldridge0321

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

I certainly hope not, Matt! (As I wrap my darter tank in bubble-wrap)

Cool pics though. I always envy those who have the ability to play in streams way more than I can right now. Thanks for sharing.

No problem, haha, I am putting a lot of miles on my truck going out so much, but at the same time it's addicting haha.





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