Most Common R.G. Plant (and Fish, haha!) Observations (Maps). Update 6/20 - oaks, orchids, fish, England, Asia now in comments!

It’s awesome how Nevada’s number one is such a narrow endemic, but charismatic and well-known, taxon (subspecies in this case I believe). Not many fish in a state with not much water!

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Is this where we’re sharing fish maps?
(Perhaps these could be merged with Birds to make a ‘Vertebrates’ thread?)

Two regions with a mudskipper as the most common research grade fish – one in the northwest and one in the southwest – and I’m a little surprised that Cyprinus rubrofuscus wasn’t the most observed fish in more of the city-level administrative regions.

Light gray designates regions where there wasn’t one ‘most commonly observed research grade fish observation’. The details for those are:

Busan – 3 observations each of Cyprinus rubrofuscus (Amur Carp · 잉어), Girella punctata (Smallscale Blackfish · 벵에돔), and Pseudoblennius percoides (Sunrise · 돌팍망둑)
Daejeon – 2 observations each of Rhynchocypris oxycephalus (Chinese Minnow · 버들치), Coreoleuciscus splendidus (Korean Splendid Dace · 쉬리), and Micropterus nigricans (Largemouth Bass)
Sejong – 9 species with one observation each

Incheon and South Jeolla with a mudskipper as both their most common and second most common research grade fish, with South Chungcheong featuring one as their second most common.

Light gray designates regions where there wasn’t one ‘second most commonly obvserved research grade fish observation’. Those are:

Busan – two observations each of Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey · 범돔) and Takifugu alboplumbeus (Grey-spotted Puffer · 황해흰점복)
Daejeon – four species with one observation each
South Gyeongsang – two observations each of Cyprinus rubrofuscus (Amur Carp · 잉어) and Cobitis multifasciata (수수미꾸리)

Dark gray designates regions where there weren’t any species to include for a ‘second most commonly observed research grade fish’:

Gwangju – the only research grade observations are two records for C. rubrofuscus, included under ‘most commonly observed research grade fish’. That’s it, there is no second fish species recorded for Gwangju.
Sejong – as mentioned above, there are nine species with one observation each so no ‘second place’ at the moment.

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I remember being told that it was illegal to pick poppies, the Calif state flower, by one of my grade school teachers way back in the late 1950s.

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I mean, it makes sense to merge fish with birds and change it to vertebrates…but, you know, what’s the worst that could happen? :slightly_smiling_face: We’ll see if a mod with a strong opinion comes along (which would be fine either way).

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