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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Age and growth of 281 largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, collected from Clear Lake during the years 1947 through 1963 were determined by the scale method. The body-scale relationship had an intercept of 1.00 inch in total length. The weight increased as the 3.091 power of the length and a slight increase in average condition was found for fish from 15 to 20 inches in length. The growth curve was somewhat above the median of 30 curves reported for other waters. Lee's phenomenon was not evident, suggesting sampling was not size selective. All year classes, 1943 to 1962, were included in the sample. Annual growth was correlated with water level but with neither temperature nor turbidity.

Publication Date

1964

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

71

Issue

1

First Page

252

Last Page

258

Copyright

© Copyright 1964 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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