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Re: NFC: Ray Wolff report....
Ray doesn't subscribe to the list (at least he didn't last time I talked
to him) He lives in North Central Wisconsn.
His e-mail address is: choupiqu at wctc_net
jake levi wrote:
> Hi Ray
> where are you located?
> I caught zillions of longears out of farm ponds in Mo,
> but here in NY the peltastes is limited to the
> tributaries of Tonawanda Creek and doesnt tolerate
> silted or polluted waters wanting clean running water.
> I have been emailing with our state rare fish agent re
> to stocking some 'seed' populations in some ponds but
> dont know if this will fly yet. I would really like
> any information that you have on this species. It is
> listed as threatened in NYS and definitly a species of
> concern. The fisheries folks in Avon Regional DEC,
> just about 40 miles from the Tonawanda water shed have
> never seen one.
> --- robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com> wrote:
> > Hey Robert,
> > Here is what I am working on locally that may ( or
> > may not) be of
> > interest. The northern longear- Lepomis peltastes (
> > megalotis peltastes)
> > is
> > still listed threatened, since 1978. I was thinking
> > no one can be
> > surveying
> > the populations of this fish. I have been steadily
> > checking all dots, and
> > similar areas on maps I dig up. Each dot except one
> > unverified one.
> > whether
> > an old pre 80's or new location, has this fish in
> > abundance. In fact, it
> > is
> > often the most common Lepomis. I am sure no one
> > will listen to my silly
> > non
> > scientific research, but if I know one fish, its the
> > group that is called
> > sunfish. I would rate the peltastes second to only
> > green sunfish in its
> > ability to adapt to new habitats, and colonize
> > suitable areas, which
> > range
> > from clear streams to muddy backwaters. of course
> > my research on this
> > fish
> > is mostly for selfish reasons, if it were not
> > listed, I could legally
> > keep
> > it. But hey, I am not getting any other reasons to
> > do this, so why not?
> > No
> > matter the means, I am getting some useful
> > information on this beautiful
> > fish.
> > Secondly I am still keeping with my ponds and
> > fishroom and trying to (
> > most
> > this stuff is stored in the inadequate hard drive
> > called my brain) the
> > interactions, breeding, and growth of various
> > sunfish, killifish, and
> > some
> > others. This information is probably some what
> > useful to help others
> > working
> > with similar fish, or similar set ups that are
> > directed at fish that are
> > in
> > some kind of peril.
> > Time is at a premium though, with two daughters,
> > and everything else,
> > but
> > maybe some of my wild Ideas could bolster and
> > benefit others?
> > Ray
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