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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:19 AM

I am looking for any imperfections in this list and would like to know if I missed something as far as current accepted Latin names (I know there are some proposed changes out there but I want them officially accepted by AFS before I change it on here), or introductions that are established or likely to become established in the near future...

Fishes of Ohio

Family Petromyzontidae (Northern Lampreys)

Ichthyomyzon bdellium (Jordan 1885); Ohio Lamprey ENDANGERED

Ichthyomyzon fossor Reighard & Cummins 1916; Northern Brook Lamprey ENDANGERED

Ichthyomyzon greeleyi Hubbs & Trautman 1937; Mountain Brook Lamprey ENDANGERED

Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Hubbs & Trautman 1937; Silver Lamprey

Lampetra aepyptera (Abbott 1860); Least Brook Lamprey

Lampetra appendix (DeKay 1842); American Brook Lamprey

Petromyzon marinus Linnaeus 1758; Sea Lamprey EXOTIC

Family Acipenseridae (Sturgeons)

Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque 1817; Lake Sturgeon ENDANGERED

Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque 1820); Shovelnose Sturgeon ENDANGERED

Family Polyodontidae (Paddlefishes)

Polyodon spathula (Walbaum 1792); Paddlefish THREATENED

Family Lepisosteidae (Gars)

Atractosteus spatula (Lacepède 1803); Alligator Gar EXTIRPATED

Lepisosteus oculatus Winchell 1864; Spotted Gar ENDANGERED likely EXTIRPATED

Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus 1758); Longnose Gar

Lepisosteus platostomus Rafinesque 1820; Shortnose Gar ENDANGERED

Family Amiidae (Bowfins)

Amia calva Linnaeus 1766; Bowfin

Family Hiodontidae (Mooneyes)

Hiodon alosoides (Rafinesque 1819); Goldeye ENDANGERED

Hiodon tergisus Lesueur 1818; Mooneye

Family Anguillidae (Freshwater Eels)

Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur 1817); American Eel THREATENED

Family Clupeidae (Herrings and Shads)

Alosa chrysochloris (Rafinesque 1820); Skipjack Herring

Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson 1811); Alewife EXOTIC

Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur 1818); Gizzard Shad

Dorosoma petenense (Günther 1868); Threadfin Shad

Family Cyprinidae (Minnows and Carps)

Campostoma anomalum anomalum (Rafinesque 1820); Ohio Stoneroller
Campostoma anomalum pullum (Agassiz 1854); Central Stoneroller

Carassius auratus (Linnaeus 1758); Goldfish EXOTIC

Clinostomus elongatus (Kirtland 1841); Redside Dace

Clinostomus funduloides Girard 1856; Rosyside Dace THREATENED

Ctenopharyngodon idella (Vallenciennes 1844); Grass Carp EXOTIC

Cyprinella spiloptera (Cope 1867); Spotfin Shiner

Cyprinella whipplei Girard 1856; Steelcolor Shiner

Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus 1758; Common Carp EXOTIC

Erimystax dissimilis (Kirtland 1841); Streamline Chub

Erimystax x-punctatus (Hubbs & Crowe 1956); Gravel Chub

Exoglossum laurae (Hubbs 1931); Tonguetied Minnow THREATENED

Hybognathus nuchalis Agassiz 1855; Mississippi Silvery Minnow ENDANGERED likely EXTIRPATED

Hybopsis amblops (Rafinesque 1820); Bigeye Chub

Hypophthalmichthys molitris (Valenciennes 1844); Silver Carp EXOTIC
Hypophthalmichthys nobolis (Richardson 1845); Bighead Carp EXOTIC

Luxilus chrysocephalus Rafinesque 1820; Striped Shiner

Luxilus cornutus (Mitchill 1817); Common Shiner

Lythrurus fasciolaris (Gilbert 1891); Scarlet Shiner

Lythrurus umbratilis (Girard 1856); Redfin Shiner

Macrhybopsis hyostoma (Gilbert 1884); Shoal Chub ENDANGERED likely EXTIRPATED

Macrhybopsis storeriana (Kirtland 1845); Silver Chub

Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson 1846); Black Carp EXOTIC

Nocomis biguttatus (Kirtland 1841); Hornyhead Chub

Nocomis micropogon (Cope 1865); River Chub

Notemigonus crysoleucas (Mitchill 1814); Golden Shiner

Notropis anogenus Forbes 1885; Pugnose Shiner EXTIRPATED

Notropis ariommus (Cope 1867); Popeye Shiner ENDANGERED

Notropis atherinoides Rafinesque 1818; Emerald Shiner

Notropis blennius (Girard 1856); River Shiner

Notropis boops Gilbert 1884; Bigeye Shiner THREATENED

Notropis buccatus Cope 1865; Silverjaw Minnow

Notropis buchanani Meek 1896; Ghost Shiner

Notropis dorsalis (Agassiz, 1854); Bigmouth Shiner THREATENED

Notropis heterodon (Cope 1865); Blackchin Shiner ENDANGERED likely EXTIRPATED

Notropis heterolepis Eigenmann & Eigenmann 1893; Blacknose Shiner ENDANGERED likely EXTIRPATED

Notropis hudsonius (Clinton, 1824); Spottail Shiner

Notropis photogenis (Cope 1865); Silver Shiner

Notropis rubellus (Agassiz 1850); Rosyface Shiner

Notropis stramineus (Cope 1865); Sand Shiner

Notropis volucellus (Cope 1865); Mimic Shiner

Notropis wickliffi Trautman 1931; Channel Shiner

Opsopoeodus emiliae Hay 1881; Pugnose Pinnow ENDANGERED

Phenacobius mirabilis (Girard 1856); Suckermouth Minnow

Phoxinus erythrogaster (Rafinesque 1820); Southern Redbelly Dace

Pimephales notatus (Rafinesque 1820); Bluntnose Minnow

Pimephales promelas Rafinesque 1820; Fathead Minnow

Pimephales vigilax (Baird & Girard 1853); Bullhead Minnow

Rhinichthys cataractae (Valenciennes 1842); Longnose Dace SPECIAL CONCERN

Rhinichthys obtusus Agassiz 1854; Western Blacknose Dace

Semotilus atromaculatus (Mitchill 1818); Creek Chub

Family Catostomidae (Suckers)

Carpiodes carpio (Rafinesque 1820); River Carpsucker

Carpiodes cyprinus cyprinus (Lesueur 1817); Northern Quillback

Carpiodes cyprinus hinei Trautman 1956; Central Quillback

Carpiodes velifer (Rafinesque 1820); Highfin Carpsucker

Catostomus catostomus (Forster 1773); Longnose Sucker ENDANGERED

Catostomus commersonii (Lacepède 1803); Common White Sucker

Cycleptus elongatus (Lesueur 1817); Blue Sucker ENDANGERED

Erimyzon oblongus (Girard 1856); Creek Chubsucker

Erimyzon sucetta (Girard 1856); Lake Chubsucker THREATENED

Hypentelium nigricans (Lesueur 1817); Northern Hog Sucker

Ictiobus bubalus (Rafinesque 1818); Smallmouth Buffalo

Ictiobus cyprinellus (Valenciennes 1844); Bigmouth Buffalo

Ictiobus niger (Rafinesque 1819); Black Buffalo

Minytrema melanops (Rafinesque 1820); Spotted Sucker

Moxostoma anisurum (Rafinesque 1820); Silver Redhorse

Moxostoma breviceps (Cope 1870); Smallmouth Redhorse

Moxostoma carinatum (Cope 1870); River Redhorse SPECIAL CONCERN

Moxostoma duquesnei (Lesueur 1817); Black Redhorse

Moxostoma erythrurum (Rafinesque 1818); Golden Redhorse

Moxostoma lacerum (Jordan & Brayton 1877); Harelip Sucker EXTINCT

Moxostoma macrolepidotum (Lesueur 1817); Shorthead Redhorse

Moxostoma valenciennesi Jordan 1885; Greater Redhorse THREATENED

Family Ictaluridae (North American Catfishes)

Ameiurus catus (Linnaeus 1758); White Catfish EXOTIC

Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque 1820); Black Bullhead

Ameiurus natalis (Lesueur 1819); Yellow Bullhead

Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur 1819); Brown Bullhead

Ictalurus furcatus (Lesueur 1840); Blue Catfish SPECIAL CONCERN

Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque 1818); Channel Catfish

Noturus eleutherus Jordan 1877; Mountain Madtom ENDANGERED

Noturus flavus Rafinesque 1818; Stonecat

Noturus gyrinus (Mitchill 1817); Tadpole Madtom

Noturus miurus Jordan 1877; Brindled Madtom

Noturus stigmosus Taylor 1969; Northern Madtom ENDANGERED

Noturus trautmani Taylor 1969; Scioto Madtom ENDANGERED US FED. ENDANGERED PROBABLY EXTINCT

Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque 1818); Flathead Catfish

Family Esocidae (Pikes)

Esox americanus Lesueur 1846; Grass Pickerel

Esox lucius Linnaeus 1758; Northern Pike

Esox masquinongy masquinongy Mitchill 1824; Great Lakes Muskellunge SPECIAL CONCERN

Esox masquinongy ohioensis Mitchill 1824; Ohio Muskellunge SPECIAL CONCERN

Esox niger Lesueur 1818; Chain Pickerel EXOTIC

Family Umbridae (Mudminnows)

Umbra limi (Kirtland 1840); Central Mudminnow

Family Osmeridae (Smelts)

Osmerus mordax (Mitchill 1814); Rainbow Smelt EXOTIC

Family Salmonidae (Salmonids)

Coregonus artedi Lesueur 1818; Cisco ENDANGERED

Coregonus clupeaformis (Mitchill 1818); Lake Whitefish SPECIAL CONCERN

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (Walbaum 1792); Pink Salmon EXOTIC

Oncorhynchus kisutch (Walbaum 1792); Coho Salmon EXOTIC

Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum 1792); Rainbow Trout EXOTIC

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum 1792); Chinook Salmon EXOTIC

Salmo trutta Linnaeus 1758; Brown Trout EXOTIC

Salvelinus fontinalis fontinalis (Mitchill 1814); Brook Trout THREATENED

Salvelinus namaycush namaycush (Walbaum 1792); Lake Trout SPECIAL CONCERN

Family Percopsidae (Trout-Perches)

Percopsis omiscomaycus (Walbaum 1792); Trout-Perch

Family Aphredoderidae (Pirate Perches)

Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams, 1824); Pirate Perch ENDANGERED and EXTIRPATED

Family Gadidae (Codfishes)

Lota lota (Linnaeus 1758); Burbot SPECIAL CONCERN

Family Atherinopsidae (New World Silversides)

Labidesthes sicculus (Cope 1865); Brook Silverside

Family Fundulidae (Topminnows)

Fundulus catenatus (Storer 1846); Northern Studfish EXOTIC

Fundulus diaphanus diaphanus (Lesueur 1817); Eastern Banded Killifish EXOTIC

Fundulus diaphanus menona Jordan & Copeland 1877; Western Banded Killifish ENDANGERED

Fundulus notatus (Rafinesque 1820); Blackstripe Topminnow

Family Poeciliidae (Poeciliids)

Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard 1853); Western Mosquitofish EXOTIC

Family Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks)

Culaea inconstans (Kirtland 1840); Brook Stickleback

Family Cottidae (Sculpins)

Cottus bairdii bairdii Girard 1850; Northern Mottled Sculpin

Cottus bairdii kumlieni (Hoy 1876); Great Lakes Mottled Sculpin

Cottus ricei (Nelson 1876); Spoonhead Sculpin SPECIAL CONCERN

Family Moronidae (Temperate Basses)

Morone americana (Gmelin 1789); White Perch EXOTIC

Morone chrysops (Rafinesque 1820); White Bass

Morone saxatilis (Walbaum 1792); Striped Bass EXOTIC

Family Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)

Ambloplites rupestris (Rafinesque 1817); Rock Bass

Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque 1819; Green Sunfish

Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus 1758); Pumpkinseed

Lepomis gulosus (Cuvier 1829); Warmouth

Lepomis humilus (Girard 1858); Orangespotted Sunfish

Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque 1819; Bluegill

Lepomis megalotis megalotis (Rafinesque 1820); Longear Sunfish

Lepomis megalotis peltastes Cope 1870; Northern Longear Sunfish

Lepomis microlophus (Günther 1859); Redear Sunfish EXOTIC

Micropterus dolomieu Lacepède 1802; Smallmouth Bass

Micropterus punctulatus (Rafinesque 1819); Spotted Bass

Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède 1802); Largemouth Bass

Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque 1818; White Crappie

Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Lesueur 1829); Black Crappie

Family Percidae (Perches & Darters)

Ammocrypta pellucida (Putnam 1863); Eastern Sand Darter SPECIAL CONCERN

Crystallaria asprella (Jordan 1878); Crystal Darter EXTIRPATED

Etheostoma blennioides blennioides Rafinesque 1819; Northern Greenside Darter

Etheostoma blennioides pholidotum Miller 1968; Central Greenside Darter

Etheostoma caeruleum Storer 1845; Rainbow Darter

Etheostoma camurum (Cope 1870); Bluebreast Darter THREATENED

Etheostoma exile (Girard 1859); Iowa Darter SPECIAL CONCERN

Etheostoma flabellare Rafinesque 1819; Fantail Darter

Etheostoma maculatum Kirtland 1840; Spotted Darter ENDANGERED

Etheostoma microperca Jordan & Gilbert 1888; Least Darter SPECIAL CONCERN

Etheostoma nigrum nigrum Rafinesque 1820; Central Johnny Darter

Etheostoma nigrum eulepis (Hubbs & Greene 1935); Scaly Johnny Darter

Etheostoma spectabile (Agassiz 1854); Orangethroat Darter

Etheostoma tippecanoe Jordan & Evermann 1890; Tippecanoe Darter THREATENED

Etheostoma variatum Kirtland 1840; Variegate Darter

Etheostoma zonale (Cope 1868); Banded Darter

Perca flavescens (Mitchill 1814); Yellow Perch

Percina caprodes caprodes (Rafinesque 1818); Ohio Logperch

Percina caprodes semifasciata (DeKay 1842); Northern Logperch

Percina copelandi (Jordan 1877); Channel Darter THREATENED

Percina evides (Jordan & Copeland 1877); Gilt Darter EXTIRPATED

Percina macrocephala (Cope 1867); Longhead Darter EXTIRPATED

Percina maculata (Girard 1859); Blackside Darter

Percina phoxocephala (Nelson 1876); Slenderhead Darter

Percina sciera (Swain 1883); Dusky Darter

Percina shumardi (Girard 1859); River Darter THREATENED

Sander canadensis (Griffith & Smith 1834); Sauger

Sander vitreus vitreus (Mitchill 1818); Walleye

Sander vitreus glaucus (Hubbs 1926); Blue Pike EXTINCT

Family Sciaenidae (Drums)

Aplodinotus grunniens Rafinesque 1819; Freshwater Drum

Family Gobiidae (Gobies)

Apollonia melanostoma (Pallas 1814); Round Goby EXOTIC

Proterorhinus semilunaris Heckel 1837; Tubenose Goby EXOTIC

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Brian.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:20 PM

Great work Brian. This helps me huge for my pictures list :)

A couple extremely minor things...

There's a typo on Pugnose Minnow. Question... In what system are the still present? In the Wabash and Miami Canal? I thought they were long gone.

Scarlet shiner... I thought the scarlet was only in the Tennessee River and the rosefin was still the described form outside of the TN R?

Was the description of the diamond darter (C. cincotta) only for WV? This is a recent split from the crystal darter, and I thought it was AFS supported.

Exile and microperca... I thought they were delisted completely? (not that I agree with that lol :) )

That's about all I saw. Again, great work.


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:44 PM

Great work Brian. This helps me huge for my pictures list :)

A couple extremely minor things...

There's a typo on Pugnose Minnow. Question... In what system are the still present? In the Wabash and Miami Canal? I thought they were long gone.

Scarlet shiner... I thought the scarlet was only in the Tennessee River and the rosefin was still the described form outside of the TN R?

Was the description of the diamond darter (C. cincotta) only for WV? This is a recent split from the crystal darter, and I thought it was AFS supported.

Exile and microperca... I thought they were delisted completely? (not that I agree with that lol :) )

That's about all I saw. Again, great work.


Thanks these are the types of things I was looking for...

Pugnose minnow are still present, collected since late 90's or early 2000's in more than one location, both in a glacial lake in NE Ohio and western Ohio. I think it was that same DNR guy I told you about who targeted all these backwater/glacial lake type species in Ohio. If you want the exact info pm me.

I was under the impression the Scarlet was everything that used to be rosefin in the Ohio, Tennesee, and Cumberland drainages and the Rosefin is now only Atlantic slope drainages. Maybe Mr. Neely or someone else may be able to clear this up a little better though.

Your right on the Dimond Darter the Ohio specimens are indeed Dimond Darters, I read the paper and just forgot that change.

E. microperca did not change E. exile went from threatened down to special concern. I may have thought other wise when we last talked but this is what happened.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:56 PM

I was also under the impression that if it was L. ardens, and is found in the Ohio river drainage, that it is now L. fasciolaris

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:33 PM

You guys are probably right about the ardens/fasciolaris.

Pugnose minnow O. emilae or Pugnose shiner N. anogenus are in glacial lakes in NE Ohio? I hate this common name, I always have to look which is which :) I should have been wise to use the binomial in the first place.

Good stuff!


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:34 PM

Yes Todd, there are O. emilae in a glacial lake in NE Ohio, at one time it may have been Lakes but to the best of my knowledge it is currently (well 1997) a Lake. There are 3 or 4 records for late 90's for Auglaize county as well. N. anogenus is gone and has been for a very long time.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:34 PM


You should be sure to run this by Chris Scharpf. He keeps track of this stuff as a hobby!?! Let me know if you need his email.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

Thanks Mark I do have his e-mail and he is on here frequently enough I suspect he'll see it but i could drop him a line to direct him to it.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:53 PM

Eurasian ruffe haven't shown up Lake Erie yet?

American shad and rudd...? NAS has a single record of ghost shiner from Lake Erie in 1997.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

The Ruffe is a good point I'll have to check that out. Not sure about the American Shad either. The Ghost shiner is actually quite common in a couple places. They are probably one of the most common Notropis in the Lower Maumee and are also not too difficult to find in the lower Muskingum.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

What happened to Eastern Blacknose Dace?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:24 AM

Eastern blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus are the atlantic sloap version and we only have western blacknose dace Rhinichthys obtusus here in Ohio.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:33 PM

Okey dokey, thanks for taking the time to clarify that for me. I was under the impression that emilae was just a canal species (the Auglaize County records) but I guess I overlooked some things. Might be time to get the ol' Ohio book back out and study it. TN, NC and AL have had enough focus for a couple years now :)

And yeah, the ghost shiners are a funny one for me. I spent years trying to figure out what the heck they were in the Maumee, I called them "translucent shiners", until Brian pointed out what exactly they were. I shoulda keyed them. Depending on the season and proximity to the lake, it's hard to say whether they're more abundant than emerald shiner. The lower Maumee really is a system in temporal flux.


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:39 PM

Todd I think there are historical records for the Pugnose in the lower portage as well. You may be correct about them being a canal species, not sure about the portage river but the NE Ohio Location does in fact have a canal connection.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:52 PM

So I took a look at this and it appears that there are records for them in Ohio historically that would not be accounted for by canals. Specifically it looks like there was a population in Nettle Lake at one time and a significant population around sandusky bay and the portage river system. The NE Ohio population I reffered to before may be the result of the canal that goes through that area but there are multiple records for the area and none in the canal North or South of the area and it appears they may have just always been in that particular set of Glacial Lakes. Fishes of Ohio does suggest they were previously more abundant in glacial Lakes along with canals and low gradient prairie type streams like the Maumee and Portage Rivers.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:49 PM

Okay, so they were looking for extremely productive, lentic, warm water environments, which would have been covered both by proglacial lake plain prairie streams and the few kettles in Ohio.

Man, I wish I coulda seen Seneca and Crawford counties before they were screwed up. I'm betting they were all over in those cranberry bog outlets into the Portage, Sandusky and Old-n-Grundgy.


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:09 PM

Coupla more things Brian. I used your list to form the framework of our next thing we're throwing together "Fishes of the Lower Maumee and Erie Lake Plain Drainages".

Harelip sucker... They've been placed back in Moxostoma?

Tubenose goby... Where have they been found?

Also, did you get any river darter when you were doing your surveys for Bayshore? It was just channel darter, right?

Thanks for your work on this. This just made my task so much easier! I may also hit you and Nate up for some pictures of suckers and so forth that we don't have yet. Unfortunately, there isn't money in budget right now (this is part of the Jeffro and Farmertodd Foundation's work :) ). But we're hoping to sell this to the state (the Maumee is our Pilot, and it is going to teachers doing watershed watch here), we'll see where it goes.


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:01 PM

Yes the harelip is in Moxostoma, not sure when exactly that occured.

The Tubenose aparently has a habitat preference for shallow vegetated areas over soft bottoms rather than rocks like the round goby. Eugene Braig said they are not too difficult to find out at stonelab in the bay. I have no proof but I think they may be found around the mouth of the Maumee based on what he said about where they are found out at the islands.

Also yeah just let me know when you want some pictures, Nate and I probably have a lot of the same ones. I really am going to get that key of Moxostoma finished up some time...

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:17 PM

Yeah. Everywhere I've caught tubenose has been among plant debris over soft-ish substrate, which there is a lot of val debris there in Put in Bay due to prop cutting. But it's never been over muck. It's like that organic sand, soft on top, but compresses and holds you up. That could be a function of where I was at (Clinton River, Huron River (MI)). It would be interesting to explore around the Lost Penninsula area in North Toledo where there's not so much delivery of silt from the Maumee and seiches pull off the upper organic layer. It seems to me that the mouth of the Maumee is too mucky compared to what I've seen.

Too many places, too many questions :)

Thanks, Brian.


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