Posted by Pierson on November 05, 2002 at 12:03:24:
In Reply to: Umm.... posted by sipedon on November 05, 2002 at 11:37:30:
Yes, I agree that individuals of N. erythrogaster can get quite bigger than 3 feet and often do. But that statement applies equally to N. sipedon and N. fasciata. I think you can agree that these three species are, on average, smaller than N. cyclopion/floridana, N. taxispilota, and N. rhombifer, all of which break 4 feet routinely.
A preagnant female N. erythrogaster (E. Alabama) I caught back in July. This is the largest individual I've seen.