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#1 trygon

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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

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



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.





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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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

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
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel

#3 Chasmodes

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  • Central Maryland

Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:05 AM

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

Kevin Wilson

#4 Isaac Szabo

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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  • Kentucky

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
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