Re: [RML] Blackmast ?

Bruce Hansen (bruceh at
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.

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----- Original Message -----
From: <peter.unmack at ASU.Edu>
To: <rainbowfish at>
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
> > 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
> I don't especially remember then being out of the ordinary, but then again
> 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