Fish Life History 12-22

Fish Life History 12-22 - Species life history template...

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Species life history template Common name: Brown Bullhead Family: Ictaluridae Genus and species: Ameiurus nebulosus Physical description: Rounded anal fin Chunky body, compressed posteriorly Chin barbels dark Sharp dorsal and pectoral spines Depressed head Slightly inferior mouth Tail fin not forked Gray, brown, or black body, mottled coloring on the body Fins brown or black Similar species: Black Bullhead (Ameiurus melas) White catfish (Ameiurus catus) Flat bullhead (Ameiurus platycephalus) Snail bullhead (Ameiurus brunneus) Feeding habits: Microcrustaceans, algae, invertebrates, and fish Reproductive strategy: Mature at age 3 Spawning probably occurs in June to July at 14 to 29ºC Nest in shallow water either in the open or in shallows Fecundity is 1,500-2,600 eggs per female Habitat: Warm backwaters, pools, creeks, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and reservoirs Not very tolerant of turbidity Distribution (native and introduced) : Native to all Atlantic slope drainages and Delmarva peninsula Probably introduced to the New drainage and the North Fork Holston River Human utilization, conservation issues: Good to eat, easy to catch
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Species life history template Common name: Margined Madtom Family: Ictaluridae Genus and species: Noturus Insignis Physical description: Looks like a small catfish Moderately elongate body, compressed posteriorly Nonblotched body Some median fins with dark edges Broad, depressed head, inferior mouth, barbels around mouth are white, others brown Large eye Straight pectoral spine Head and top dark colored of body Dan River form has dark spots along side of body Similar species: Freckled madtom (Noturus nocturnus) Slender madtom (Noturus exilis) Feeding habits: Aquatic invertebrates, mostly insect larvae, fish, and terrestrial insects Reproductive strategy: Fish mature by age 2 Spawning occurs in May and June Nests located beneath flat rocks in gentle runs and slow water above and below riffles Fecundity is 53-223 eggs per female Habitat: Low and moderate-gradient large creeks to large rivers in most habitats Distribution (native and introduced) : Native to the New drainage Introduced to the North Fork Holston Also found in the Pee Dee, Dan, Roanoke, Meherrin, Chowan, and all Atlantic slope drainages (Potomac, Rappahannock, James, York) - all of these may have been introduced Human utilization, conservation issues: Indians ate margined madtom according to archaeological evidence Spotted form has endangered status because of it restricted range Use as bait has spread this fish to many different drainages
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Species life history template Common name: Striped Bass Family: Percichthydiae Genus and species: Morone saxatilis Physical description: Streamlined body Slightly arched back Terminal mouth, lower jaw slightly longer than upper jaw Small teeth Two dorsal fins, slightly separate, first dorsal fin with spines Slightly forked tail fin Concave anal fin Dark, continuous stripes on body Bluish back, white or silvery sides Similar species:
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2009 for the course FIW 2324 taught by Professor Dr.haan during the Spring '09 term at Virginia Tech.

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