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Bob Butler

This SSP project produced a Final Report and two publications. Carey, C.S., J.W. Jones, R.S. Butler, E.M. Hallerman. 2015. Restoring the endangered oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) to the upper Clinch River, Virginia: an evaluation of population restoration techniques. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12195. From 2005 to 2011, the federally endangered freshwater mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis (oyster mussel) was reintroduced at three sites in the upper Clinch River, Virginia, using four release techniques. These release techniques were (1) translocation of adults (site 1, n=1418), (2) release of laboratory-propagated sub-adults (site 1, n=2851), (3) release of 8-week-old laboratory-propagated juveniles...
This SSP project resulted in two publications Two New Sculpins of the Genus Cottus (Teleostei: Cottidae) from Rivers of Eastern North America David A. Neely, James D. Williams, and Richard L. Mayden Copeia 2007 2007:3, 641-655 Two new species of freshwater sculpins are herein described from the Gulf Slope of the southeastern United States. The Tallapoosa Sculpin, Cottus tallapoosae, is restricted to the Tallapoosa River drainage, a tributary to the Mobile Basin, above the Fall Line in Alabama and Georgia, while the Chattahoochee Sculpin, Cottus chattahoochee, is restricted to the Chattahoochee River drainage, a tributary to the Apalachicola River, above the Fall Line in Georgia. Both differ from other North American...
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