Monday, May 4, 2009

Unknown Fish Identification by Jon Marchand

1) Redear Sunfish
Lepomis microlophus
-emarginate caudal fin
-pointed, long pectoral fin
-dorsal and anals lacking spots
-cheek lacking lines

2)Marginated Madtom

Noturus insignis
-body not scaled
-barbels present
-adipose fin adnate

3)Banded Sculpin
Cottus carilinae
-body not scaled
-pelvic fins with 3-4 rays
-2 distinct looking dorsal fins
-bands distinctly darker than body color

4)Bigeye Chub
Hybopsis amblops
-barbel present at posterior end of lips and terminal
-Dorsal fin mambranes unpigmented
-moderate(streamline) adult form

5)Dusky Darter
Percina sciera
-pointed snout
-caudal fin base with three dark spots

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