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Migration of Arkansas River Shiner and other Broadcast Spawning Fishes in the Canadian River, New Mexico-Texas

Dates

Start Date
2011-08-03
End Date
2015-09-30
Start Date
2011-08-03 05:00:00
End Date
2015-09-30 05:00:00

Citation

Gene R. Wilde(Principal Investigator), Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2011-08-03(Start), 2015-09-30(End), Migration of Arkansas River Shiner and other Broadcast Spawning Fishes in the Canadian River, New Mexico-Texas

Summary

Potamodromous migrations, those that occur entirely in fresh waters, are made by a variety of minnows (Family Cyprinidae) in, and between, freshwater habitats around the world. These migrations most commonly are undertaken for purposes of breeding, feeding, or occupying specific habitats or refugia. There is a growing body of evidence that potamodromous migrations are undertaken by a number of cyprinids native to larger streams and rivers of the Great Plains region of central USA. Cross et al. (1985) observed that populations of Arkansas River shiner disappeared from large tributaries to the Arkansas River, in Kansas, as a result of dam construction and water withdrawal. They speculated that populations in these tributaries formerly [...]

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Purpose

The objectives of this study were to (1) document the timing, distance, and rate of migration by Arkansas River Shiner, a Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative priority species, and two other broadcast-spawning cyprinids, Peppered Chub and Plains Minnow; (2) develop analytical and simulations models for these species that allow assessment of spawning migrations and their sensitivity to variation in river discharge and habitat length; (3) produce a generalized model based on study results that will allow preliminary assessments of spawning migrations and their sensitivity to variation in river discharge and habitat length for all Great Plains broadcast spawning cyprinids; and (4) determine the buoyancy of Arkansas River Shiner ova and their susceptibility to suffocation by sediments in non-flowing water.

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projectProducts
productDescriptionReport/publication on ARS spawning migration and spatially explicit model
statusExpected
projectStatusCompleted

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annualBudgets
year2011
fundingSources
amount70569.0
recipientTexas Tech University
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds70569.0
totalFunds70569.0

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