Nomclemature (anyone know how to spell that?)
Looking through a book on Native Fish in NY, I read over the names
refference for Small Mouth bass. One of the refferences was Cichla
fasciata, 1822 Lesueur. Lake Erie at Erie and Buffolo. A second was
Cichla minima, same year and author, Lake Erie Lagoons. As the SM bass
is Micropterus dolomieui, I take it its trivial name has changed and one
of the refferences is Large Mouth. Just wanted to share the information
that Bass were once considered Cichla's. I am wondering if it is
possible the genus was changed and later resurected for modern cichlids?
Anyone know? I am one of the few people who actualy like Nomclemature,
even though I can't spell it (but then, I can't spell didly skwat).
J. L. Wiegert
NANF at actwin_com List Manager