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Establishment of white perch, Morone americana, in Lake Erie

Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada

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Abstract

White perch, Morone americana, was first reported in Lake Erie in 1953. No further reports of capture were recorded until 1973, when one fish was taken. Three other captures were confirmed in 1974, and 34 in 1975. All but 3 of the 38 specimens were taken in the warm, shallow western basin and the extreme eastern end of the central basin. The widespread distribution and the sizable numbers of specimens collected in 1975 strongly indicate that this nonendemic species has become established in Lake Erie.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Establishment of white perch, Morone americana, in Lake Erie
Series title:
Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
Volume
34
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 1039-1041
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
First page:
1039
Last page:
1041
Number of Pages:
2