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Suckermouth Catfishes: Threats to Aquatic Ecosystems of the United States?
or “plecos” of South and Central America (Loricariidae) are markedly different from the bullhead catfishes of North America (Ictaluridae). Bullhead catfishes are terete and naked, with a terminalExpand
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Age and growth of pallid sturgeon in the free‐flowing Mississippi River
Summary Trotlines were used to capture pallid sturgeon in the free-flowing Mississippi River, which extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the mouth of the Missouri River. Trotlines were baited withExpand
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Swimming Endurance of Juvenile Pallid Sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus
Hatchery-reared, juvenile pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) were subjected to swimming stamina tests in a 100-L Blazka-type swim tunnel at 17-20 C. Endurance was measured at fixed velocitiesExpand
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Swimming Performance of the Topeka Shiner (Notropis topeka) an Endangered Midwestern Minnow
Abstract The Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) is imperiled by extensive changes in stream hydrology. Responses of shiners to changes or variation in stream hydraulics, however, have not beenExpand
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Can Hydraulic Barriers Stop the Spread of the Round Goby
Abstract : The round goby, Neogobius melanostomus, a native of Eurasia, is spreading throughout the waters of North America. Native to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea systems, the round goby appearedExpand
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Stranding Potential of Young Fishes Subjected to Simulated Vessel-Induced Drawdown
Abstract During early life stages, fish in the Mississippi River system may become stranded by shoreline drawdowns induced by the passage of commercial vessels. We examined the stranding of larvalExpand
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Observations of Swimming Ability in Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)
ABSTRACT Swimming performance and behavior of five adult (57—69 cm fork length) shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, were studied in a 945-L swim tunnel at 16° C. Fifteen-minute criticalExpand
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Food of and Habitat Use by Juveniles of Species of Micropterus and Morone in a Southwestern Reservoir
Abstract We determined food of and habitat use by juvenile largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides, spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus, striped bass Morone saxatilis, and white bass Morone chrysopsExpand
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Diet of shovelnose sturgeon and pallid sturgeon in the free‐flowing Mississippi River
Summary Gut contents of shovelnose and pallid sturgeon from the lower and middle Mississippi River were obtained by colonic flushing, a safe and easily implemented alternative to gastric lavage.Expand
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Swimming Performance of Bighead Carp and Silver Carp: Methodology, Metrics, and Management Applications
Abstract : This study summarizes laboratory swim studies of two species of Asian carp, 36-334 mm total length, and suggests ways that swimming performance data can be used to contain these invasiveExpand
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