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Abnormalities in the Ozark Hellbender {Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi ) in Arkansas: A Comparison between Two Rivers with a Historical Perspective

@article{Hiler2002AbnormalitiesIT,
  title={Abnormalities in the Ozark Hellbender \{Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi ) in Arkansas: A Comparison between Two Rivers with a Historical Perspective},
  author={W. R. Hiler and B. Wheeler and S. Trauth},
  journal={Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={59},
  pages={88-94}
}
We documented abnormalitiesof Ozark hellbender {Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) populations in the Eleven Point River (RandolphCounty, Arkansas)and the Spring River (Fulton County, Arkansas) as part of ongoing monitoring efforts in thisspecies. Wefound abnormalities in 90% (9 of 10) and 40%(36 of 97) of hellbenders in the Spring River and Eleven Point River, respectively,during the 2003-2004field seasons. Most abnormalities foundin Eleven Point hellbenders were generally less invasive and… Expand

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