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Hog Nose Crappie

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By Ray - Posted on 19 October 2010

You guys catch many of these crappiei? I have seen them since I was a kid fishing Sardis and Grenada. I just always like to see them. Hog Nose is just what I have heard them called. I am not sure what the real name is.

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Here is an interesting read about Magnolia Crappie.


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More new information: The Arkansas Black Nosed Crappie is a strain of black crappiei first described in the white river basin of Arkansas. The black nosed crappie have a black stripe running from the top of their dorsal fin, down their nose and over their bottom lip. Some believe the black nosed crappie reproduces less or is sterile, grows faster and fights harder than regular black crappie. So far no conclusive evidence has proven any of these theories. The most likely explanation for this black stripe is that it acts like the black paint football players wear under their eyes helping them to see better in certain habitats. The black stripe is the result of a recessive gene like the albino channel catfish. Black nosed black crappie readily breed with regular black crappie and are a fun addition to crappie ponds. Recently hybrid crappie, triploid (sterile) hybrid crappie and triploid (sterile) black crappie have been developed for pond stocking. Although not widely distributed both triploid hybrid crappie and triploid black crappie may be well suited to small ponds because of there inability to reproduce. Hybrid crappie, although not sterile and will spawn, have shown improved growth rates and larger maximum sizes is some studies. Only time will tell as these new crappie are raised and marketed in future years whether or not they will perform well in small ponds."


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More information from Wildlife and parks: What is a blacknose crappiei? A blacknose crappie is just a black crappie with a wide, dominant black stripe running from the top fin to the tip of the nose. Untrained observers can easily recognize this stripe. Is the blacknose crappie a different species or subspecies? No. Scientists at Auburn University have determined that blacknose crappie are a genetic variation of black crappie and not a hybrid of white and black crappie or a subspecies.


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