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#1 trygon

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:22 PM

I took a little trip to Kentucky a couple of weeks ago to look for Buck Darters, Etheostoma nebra.  I found them, but they seem to be the only darter in this very small creek.  In fact it is a very depauperate stream, I only saw about 7 or 8 species.  For more on the Buck Darter see here: http://forum.nanfa.o...l=+buck +darter

 

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Yesterday Derek and I went to a spot were he found Spotfin Chubs, Cyprinella monacha, earlier in the week.  They really are a spectacular animal.  Here are a couple of MY photos.

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Feeding

 

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Displaying, the female was just out of view.

 

Hopefully Derek will post some of his soon.

 


Bryce Gibson
There are sharks in every ocean...except Billy Ocean.

#2 gerald

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

I really wish the name "turquoise shiner" would become the generally accepted one for C. monacha.  It's a much better descriptor for that fish.  The "spotfin chub" name could fit dozens of different minnows.


Gerald Pottern
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Hangin' on the Neuse
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#3 Chasmodes

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:05 AM

Wow, what a beautiful fish!  (both the darter and the chub, actually)


Kevin Wilson


#4 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:32 AM

Awesome shots, Bryce! 



#5 mattknepley

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:39 PM

Bucket list just got longer. Great photos, Bryce, thanks for posting.
Matt Knepley
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#6 JasonL

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

It's amazing how these guys have carved out their own niche in a stream that could theoretically hold any number of darter species. Next time I'm in Lexington I'm going on a side trip due south to look for them.

Good stuff, thanks for posting.

#7 trygon

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

Thanks guys, I'm glad that you like them.


Bryce Gibson
There are sharks in every ocean...except Billy Ocean.




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