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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The northern common shiner, Notropis cornutus frontalis, was omnivorous in its feeding, but the type of food utilized was greatly influenced by water levels. Reproduction was later in Squaw Creek than in the Des Moines River. Males had consistently higher condition factors than females. Fish grew faster in Squaw Creek than in the Des Moines River but failed to reach the length of the Des Moines River fish in their first year because of a later spawning period. Myxosporidians, nematodes, tapeworms, and copepods parasitized this species.

Publication Date

1965

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

72

Issue

1

First Page

272

Last Page

281

Copyright

© Copyright 1965 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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