Re: [RML] Blackmast ?

Bruce Hansen (bruceh at powerup.com.au)
Wed, 19 Apr 2000 07:20:59 +1000

We caught some of those "Townsville" types of signifers (with the big pale
fins and blue flash on the rear 1/2 of the body) down as far as the mouth of
?Eurymbala Creeh just north of 1770 so they seem to pretty wide spread.

Regards,
Bruce Hansen
president at angfa.org.au
Please visit us at http://www.angfa.org.au

----- Original Message -----
From: <peter.unmack at ASU.Edu>
To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [RML] Blackmast ?

> On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Adrian Tappin wrote:
>
> > I noticed that in the Melanotaenia Tree you listed some splendida from
the
> > Calliope River. Did you happen to collect any P. signifer from there?
> >
> > They look more like the Townsville variety to me?
>
> We got some, but we were some ways upstream of the mouth. The Townsville
> ones tend to be in the estuary, or extreme lower reaches as I understand
it.
> I don't especially remember then being out of the ordinary, but then again
I
> don't tend to look real close at them in the field. Specimens are in the
> Australian or Queensland Museum. Can't be of more help than that I'm
afraid.
>