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Re: Enneacanthus species
From: Sajjad Lateef <sajjad at uic_edu>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Friday, August 21, 1998 12:33 PM
Subject: Enneacanthus species
> (pardon my ignorance) What is the difference between Enneacanthus
>obesus and Enneacanthus chateadon species? I seem to run into both names
>for Blackbanded Sunfish. Are they old and new names for the same fish?
They are two different species. As usual, I don't really have the best
references at hand, but "How to Know the Freshwater Fishes" indicates 10
dorsal spines and a black blotch at the front of the dorsal in chaetodon and
9 spines and no blotch in obesus. I do remember collecting specimens in the
Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia that were difficult to assign to either
species, but I don't think that is always the case. E. chaetodon is the
blackbanded and obesus is the banded.