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Tuesday, January 30 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Poster Display. Larval Abundance of Catostomidae in Tributaries of the Illinois and Wabash River

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AUTHORS: Kellie Hanser, Eastern Illinois University; Cassi Moody-Carpenter, Eastern Illinois University; Jordan Pesik, US Fish & Wildlife Service; Dan Roth, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; Anthony Porreca, Kaskasia Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey; David Wahl, Kaskasia Biological Station Illinois Natural History Survey; Robert Colombo, Eastern Illinois University

ABSTRACT: Catostomidae, the third largest freshwater fish family, comprises a large percentage of the biomass in the Illinois and Wabash rivers. Therefore, to monitor populations, using larval fish sampling is essential to understanding the health of the ecosystem. To determine larval catostomid abundance, we sampled tributaries using drift nets, larval pushes, and light traps. Larval fish abundance was greater in the Wabash tributary systems than the Illinois tributary systems (Wilcoxon Rank-Sum: V= 91, p= 2 = 0.16, p= 2= 0.15, p=

Tuesday January 30, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom C & Foyer

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