Effect of environment on reproduction and growth of Mysis relicta

American Fisheries Society Symposium
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Published and unpublished data were examined to determine whether the time to first reproduction, brood size, and growth rate of Mysis relicta are related to environmental conditions. Time to first reproduction ranged from 1 year in eutrophic lakes to 4 years in a ultraoligotrophic lake. Mysids in nutrient-rich lakes may have 45 eggs per brood, whereas those in less productive lakes had 10-12 eggs per brood. Growth rates ranged from 1.0 to 1.5 mm/month in productive lakes to only 0.2 mm/month in ultraoligotrophic Lake Tahoe. Some differences in reproduction and growth rate consistent with the above observation occurred between areas of Lakes Tahoe and Michigan that differed in trophic conditions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Effect of environment on reproduction and growth of Mysis relicta
Series title American Fisheries Society Symposium
Volume 9
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 144
Last page 148
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N