Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Suckers in headwater tributaries, Wyoming

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Suckers in headwater tributaries, Wyoming; 2009; Article; Journal; Western North American Naturalist; Sweet, D. E.; Compton, R. I.; Hubert, W. A.

Summary

Bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus) and flannelmouth sucker (Catostomus latipinnis) populations are declining throughout these species' native ranges in the Upper Colorado River Basin. In order to conserve these populations, an understanding of population dynamics is needed. Using age estimates from pectoral fin rays, we describe age and growth of these 2 species in 3 Wyoming stream systems: Muddy Creek, the Little Sandy River, and the Big Sandy River. Within all 3 stream systems, flannelmouth suckers were longer-lived than bluehead suckers, with maximum estimated ages of 16 years in Muddy Creek, 18 years in Little Sandy Creek, and 26 years in the Big Sandy River. Bluehead suckers had maximum estimated ages of 8 years in Muddy [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata5999943342073668241.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
2.74 KB
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Mon Jul 21 14:16:07 MDT 2014 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70034719
local-pk unknown 70034719
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3398/064.069.0113
series unknown Western North American Naturalist

Citation Extension

journalWestern North American Naturalist
parts
typevolume
value69
typeissue
value1
languageEnglish
citationTypeArticle

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...