Channel Shiner no longer a species

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Corey
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Channel Shiner no longer a species

FYI, for folks that have the Channel Shiner on their micro lifelist - after the AFS meeting, this species has been lumped into Mimic Shiner and is no longer recognized as a species. I'll be deleting the old species in a week or two.

andy
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But...

But I always loved your description of this species, Corey - one sentence -

 

"A tiny, silvery fish, almost completely indistinguishable from all the other tiny, silvery fish."

 

I will miss that.

the pyromaniac
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It's a shame to lose that des

It's a shame to lose that description...

Outdoors4life
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Agreed

I use that line and will have to quote you on it from now on.

It is all perspective!

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johnny
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To quote Herbert Morrison

Oh, the humanity!

Just your run of the mill Orvis Boy.  Fly fishing elitist.  I cannot hear you over my false casting.  All guided trips every day.

Fishing for compliments since 88.
 

Cast_and_Blast
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I actually find that refreshi

I actually find that refreshing even though I lost a species.  I hated straining my eyes while comparing it with my Mimic.  Then Lyons told I needed a microscope to be sure.  Species that close should never be considered.

Dr Flathead
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And then you got cool species

And then you got cool species like Grayfin Redhorse and Sicklefin Redhorse which aren't even technically a species yet.  Makes no sense...

Corey
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Dude

Dude, the grayfin redhorse has a species name. It is Moxostoma maurhilli and if anybody tells you different, you punch them in the face.

Dr Flathead
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Haha!  Might go with a B-Slap

Haha!  Might go with a B-Slap instead.  Less jail time.   Still to this date the Grayfin was one of most favorite catches.  I'd love to go back to that region again and try again someday.

Eli
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Well that does it! I'm giving

Well that does it! I'm giving away my rods and taking up golf.

Eli

 

 

krazyk
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It makes me wonder how many o

It makes me wonder how many other shiner species will get consolidated, haha. Some are easy to ID... like Common shiners and Golden shiners. But then some are so hard to ID ... I stop caring rather quickly and just write it off as a 'shiner'.

Chain Pickerel: All the bad assery of a Northern Pike wrapped up in a smaller, prettier package.