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Document Type

Research

Abstract

An age and growth study was made of 705 quillback, Carpiodes cyprinus, and 399 highfin carpsuckers, C. velifer, taken from the Des Moines River, Boone County, Iowa, from June 1 to August 24, 1960. The length-weight relationship, body-scale relationship and coefficient of condition of these two species are very similar, but the quillback is a larger and faster growing fish. Difficulty was encountered in distinguishing young quillbacks and highfins from the young of the other two species of carpsuckers found in the river.

Publication Date

1961

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

68

Issue

1

First Page

238

Last Page

246

Copyright

© Copyright 1961 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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