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Mudpuppy (<i>Necturus maculosus maculosus </i>) spatial distribution, breeding water depth, and use of artificial spawning habitat in the Detroit River

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Jaquelyn M. Craig, David A. Mifsud, Andrew S. Briggs, James C. Boase, and Gregory W. Kennedy, 2015, Mudpuppy (<i>Necturus maculosus maculosus </i>) spatial distribution, breeding water depth, and use of artificial spawning habitat in the Detroit River: Herpetological Conservation and Biology, v. 10, iss. 3.

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Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus maculosus) populations have been declining in the Great Lakes region of North America. However, during fisheries assessments in the Detroit River, we documented Mudpuppy reproduction when we collected all life stages from egg through adult as by-catch in fisheries assessments. Ten years of fisheries sampling resulted in two occurrences of Mudpuppy egg collection and 411 Mudpuppies ranging in size from 37–392 mm Total Length, collected from water 3.5–15.1 m deep. Different types of fisheries gear collected specific life stages; spawning females used cement structures for egg deposition, larval Mudpuppies found refuge in eggmats, and we caught adults with baited setlines and minnow traps. Based on logistic [...]

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journalHerpetological Conservation and Biology
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valueTexarkana, TX
languageEnglish
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