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Black carp and grass carp morphometric measurements

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Publication Date
Start Date
2017-07-01
End Date
2017-08-31

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Kroboth, P.T., and Chapman, D.C., 2019, Black carp and grass carp morphometric measurements: U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/P9K9V7YW.

Summary

Black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus and grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella are morphologically similar species imported from eastern Asia to North America as biological control organisms. Preferred identification methods are coloration and pharyngeal tooth form. Grass carp possess serrated teeth and black carp molariform teeth. Examination of pharyngeal teeth causes extensive damage to a specimen, and is labor and time intensive. Coloration can vary within a species and fades with preservation. We present a suite of external characteristics consisting of a truss network canonical variate analysis of distance measurements among landmarks on the lateral view of the head of each fish, the ratio of head length to mouth width, anterior lateral [...]

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Point of Contact :
Patrick T Kroboth
Originator :
Patrick T Kroboth, Duane C Chapman
Metadata Contact :
CERC Data Managers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

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Purpose

Data were collected to identify characters for the differentiation of black carp and grass carp. Future researchers may apply these data for validation of established characters or to expand on the current dataset with observations from range expansions.

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