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Growth rate responses of Missouri and lower Yellowstone river fishes to a latitudinal gradient

Journal of Fish Biology

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DOI: 10.1006/jfbi.2001.1782

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Abstract

Growth rate coefficients estimated for channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus, emerald shiners Notropis atherinoides, freshwater drums Aplodinotus grunniens, river carpsuckers Carpiodes carpio and saugers Stizostedion canadense collected in 1996-1998 from nine river sections of the Missouri and lower Yellowstone rivers at two life-stages (young-of-the-year and age 1 + years) were significantly different among sections. However, they showed no river-wide latitudinal trend except for age 1 + years emerald shiners that did show a weak negative relation between growth and both latitude and length of growing season. The results suggest growth rates of fishes along the Missouri River system are complex and could be of significance in the management and conservation of fish communities in this altered system. ?? 2001 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Growth rate responses of Missouri and lower Yellowstone river fishes to a latitudinal gradient
Series title:
Journal of Fish Biology
DOI:
10.1006/jfbi.2001.1782
Volume
59
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1529
Last page:
1543
Number of Pages:
15