The last known list of the fishes of the Des Moines River drainage was published by Meek (1892). During the same year Call (1892) listed the fishes found in the vicinity of Des Moines. Currently there is a paper in press by Starrett (1949) recording the fishes of Boone County. Inasmuch as many changes have taken place in the species composition of the drainage since the time of Meek, a need for a new list becomes apparent.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1949 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Harrison, Harry M.
"An Annotated List of the Fishes of the Upper Des Moines River Basin in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 56(1), 333-342.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol56/iss1/47