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Production of sea lamprey larvae from nests in two Lake Superior streams

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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Abstract

The life history of the landlocked sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, has been described by several authors, the two most recent of which are Applegate and Wigley. The only information on the production of larvae from nests of the sea lamprey was reported by Applegate, who counted the larvae from three nests in the Ocqueoc River, a tributary of Lake Huron. The present report presents data on the hatching success of sea lamprey larvae from 19 nests in two small tributaries of southern Lake Superior and indicates greater production per nest than that recorded by Applegate. Studies were conducted by personnel of the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries on the Little Garlic River, Marquette County, Michigan, and on the Traverse River, Keweenaw County, Michigan.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Production of sea lamprey larvae from nests in two Lake Superior streams
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume
97
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 484-486
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
484
Last page:
486
Number of Pages:
2