US Fish & Wildlife Service


Date of this Version



Published in Journal of Fish Diseases 1986, 9, 291-293


In the fictional West of the United States, a masked man known only as the Lone Ranger rode into the lives of troubled individuals on his white stallion, Silver, and, with the aid of his trustworthy Indian sidekick, Tonto, and a six-shooter filled with silver bullets, solved the people's problems and protected them from villains. When the Lone Ranger finished his deed, he rode away and a person who had received help always asked someone nearby 'Who was that masked man, anyway?'