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Parasites Of The Spotted Sucker, Minytrema Melanops (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) From Arkansas And Oklahoma, Chris T. Mcallister, Donald G. Cloutman, Anindo Choudhury, Tomas Scholz, Stanley E. Trauth, Thomas J. Fayton, Henry W. Robison Jan 2018

Parasites Of The Spotted Sucker, Minytrema Melanops (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) From Arkansas And Oklahoma, Chris T. Mcallister, Donald G. Cloutman, Anindo Choudhury, Tomas Scholz, Stanley E. Trauth, Thomas J. Fayton, Henry W. Robison

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

During October 2015, March and April 2016 and again between March and April 2017, 15 Spotted Sucker (Minytrema melanops) were collected from sites in the Ouachita (n = 5), Red (n = 1), and St. Francis (n = 5) river drainages, Arkansas, and the Arkansas River drainage, Oklahoma (n = 4), and examined for protozoan and metazoan parasites. Found were Calyptospora sp., Myxobolus sp., Pseudomurraytrema alabarrum, Biacetabulum banghami, Penarchigetes oklensis, and Acanthocephalus sp. New host and distributional records are documented for these parasites.



Additional Records Of Acanthocephalan Parasites From Arkansas Fishes, With New Records From Missouri Fishes, Chris T. Mcallister, Michael A. Barger, Henry W. Robison Jan 2018

Additional Records Of Acanthocephalan Parasites From Arkansas Fishes, With New Records From Missouri Fishes, Chris T. Mcallister, Michael A. Barger, Henry W. Robison

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Over the last decade, our research consortium has provided information on acanthocephalan parasites of Arkansas vertebrates, including records from some of the state’s fishes. Here, we continue to provide data on new geographic and new host records of acanthocephalans from Arkansas fishes. In addition, for the first time, we report records of acanthocephalans for some Missouri fishes. We document 2 new state records as well as 10 new host records for some fish acanthocephalans.


Anatomical Distribution Of Clinostomum Metacercariae In The Tissues Of Pond-Raised Channel Catfish (Ictaluris Puctatus), J. Singleton, James J. Daly Sr., K. Wagner Jan 2017

Anatomical Distribution Of Clinostomum Metacercariae In The Tissues Of Pond-Raised Channel Catfish (Ictaluris Puctatus), J. Singleton, James J. Daly Sr., K. Wagner

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Identification Of Florida Largemouth Bass Alleles In Arkansas Public And Private Aquaculture Ponds, Ronald L. Johnson, Randall Staley Jan 2001

Identification Of Florida Largemouth Bass Alleles In Arkansas Public And Private Aquaculture Ponds, Ronald L. Johnson, Randall Staley

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

The Florida subspecies of the largemouth bass (LMB) has often been introduced into waters outside of its range, with escape of individuals into associated waterways common. Sustaining pure lines within controlled hatchery settings is also difficult. The present study investigated LMB populations by way of allozyme analysis of three diagnostic loci of 115 LMB in three public and seven private aquaculture ponds within Arkansas. The goal was to determine the success of hatcheries in maintaining pure subspecies. None of the pond populations studied were fixed for all alleles. Private ponds had northern LMB allele frequencies of up to 0.40 ...


Spawning Frequency And Fecundity Of Blue Tilapia, Thomas J. Aureli, Les Torrans Jan 1988

Spawning Frequency And Fecundity Of Blue Tilapia, Thomas J. Aureli, Les Torrans

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Blue Tilapia/Channel Catfish Polyculture On Production, Food Conversion, Water Quality And Channel Catfish Off-Flavor, Les Torrans, Fran Lowell Jan 1987

Effects Of Blue Tilapia/Channel Catfish Polyculture On Production, Food Conversion, Water Quality And Channel Catfish Off-Flavor, Les Torrans, Fran Lowell

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) monoculture ponds stocked with 10,000/ha of mixed- size catfish were compared to ponds stocked additionally with blue tilapia (Tilapia aurea). Ponds stocked with 5000/ha young-of-the-year blue tilapia produced 236 kg/ha less catfish, but tilapia biomass increased by 1020 kg/ha, averaging 233 g/fish. Ponds stocked with sexually mature tilapia in Aprilto provide forage to the catfish had increased catfish production but a poorer food conversion radio. Ponds stocked with sexually mature tilapia in June or July had catfish production and FCR's similar to the controls. Dissolved oxygen was significantly lower ...


Recent Collections Of Fishes From The Spring River Drainage In Northeast Arkansas, Steve C. Baker, Michael L. Armstrong Jan 1987

Recent Collections Of Fishes From The Spring River Drainage In Northeast Arkansas, Steve C. Baker, Michael L. Armstrong

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Efficiency Of Different Storage Methods For Preserving Lake Trout (Salvelinus Namacush) Eye Tissue, Basil L. Joiner, Joseph R. Sylvester, Harold L. Kincard Jan 1987

Efficiency Of Different Storage Methods For Preserving Lake Trout (Salvelinus Namacush) Eye Tissue, Basil L. Joiner, Joseph R. Sylvester, Harold L. Kincard

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of A Fin Ray Scarring Technique For Individually Marking Fish, Les Torrans, Fran Lowell, Howard Clemens Jan 1986

Evaluation Of A Fin Ray Scarring Technique For Individually Marking Fish, Les Torrans, Fran Lowell, Howard Clemens

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Usefulness Of Microfiche Reader/Printer For Studying Fish Species, Raj V. Kilambi, Marvin L. Galloway Jan 1986

Usefulness Of Microfiche Reader/Printer For Studying Fish Species, Raj V. Kilambi, Marvin L. Galloway

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Stunting On The Growth Of Blue Tilapia (Tilapia Aurea, Cichlidae), Les Torrans, Fran Lowell Jan 1986

Effect Of Stunting On The Growth Of Blue Tilapia (Tilapia Aurea, Cichlidae), Les Torrans, Fran Lowell

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Temperature And Crowding On The Pathogenicity Of Edwardsiella Ictaluri In Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus), Sharon L. Johnson, Lawrence W. Hinck Jan 1985

Effects Of Temperature And Crowding On The Pathogenicity Of Edwardsiella Ictaluri In Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus), Sharon L. Johnson, Lawrence W. Hinck

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Channel catfish were injected with Edwardsiella ictaluri and stocked at increasing temperatures and densities. Bacteriological examination of kidney, liver and spleen revealed the greatest numbers of organisms in fish from the highest temperature and stocking density tested. Survival time was the shortest for fish held at the highest temperature and stocking density. Increased temperature and crowding were directly proportional to the number of organisms recovered from the organs and inversely proportional to fish survival time.


Report On Fish Collections From The Ouachita River Basin, Arkansas, John A. Baker Jan 1985

Report On Fish Collections From The Ouachita River Basin, Arkansas, John A. Baker

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Collections of fishes were made throughout the Ouachita River system of southern Arkansas during July and August 1983. Seventeen sites were sampled using boat arid backpack electroshocker, experimental gill nets, hoop nets, and seines. A total of 8011 fish representing 79 species and one hybrid combination was taken in the study. Comments are presented on the distribution, habitat, and ecology of fishes collected.


Effects Of Commercial Fish Removal On Sport Fish Populations In Two Arkansas Reservoirs, Tommie Crawford Jan 1984

Effects Of Commercial Fish Removal On Sport Fish Populations In Two Arkansas Reservoirs, Tommie Crawford

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Commercial netting occurred October through April, 1971-1976 on Nimrod Lake and from October through April, 1973-1977 on Blue Mountain Lake in west central Arkansas. Using 7.6 cm or larger mesh gill and/or trammel nets, commercial fishermen harvested commercial fishes (buffalofishes [Ictiobus spp.]; common carp [Cyprinus carpio], carpsuckers [Carpiodes spp.]; drum [Aplodinotus grunniens]; gars [Lepisosteus spp.]; suckers [Catostomidae); and catfishes [Ictalurus spp. and Pylodictis olivaris]). During the study period, cove rotenone samples were conducted on an annual basis. Fishes collected were placed into age classes and enumerated. Data were then grouped into general categories (black basses [Micropterus spp], crappie ...


Temperature Preference And Tolerance Of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon Idella), Marvin L. Galloway, Raj V. Kilambi Jan 1984

Temperature Preference And Tolerance Of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon Idella), Marvin L. Galloway, Raj V. Kilambi

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Grass carp, acclimated at 24 °C, were tested for temperature preference in a laboratory, horizontal gradient tank. After a 6-day period of exploration the grass carp gravitated to a final thermal preferendum of 35 °C. In the temperature tolerance test the ultimate upper incipient lethal temperature (TL50), was estimated as 41.5°C. The results are compared to those of a similar study with hybrid carp (female grass carp x male bighead carp).


Effect Of Edwardsiella Ictaluri Infection On Plasma Corticosterone Levels In Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus), Janice L. Cooper, Stanley N. David, John K. Beadles Jan 1984

Effect Of Edwardsiella Ictaluri Infection On Plasma Corticosterone Levels In Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus), Janice L. Cooper, Stanley N. David, John K. Beadles

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) were innoculated with a new host specific bacterium, Edwardsiella ictaluri, to observe the influence of bacterial infection on plasma corticosterone levels at various temperatures. The fish were innoculated intraperitoneally. The infected fish were separated from the controls. Plasma corticosterone concentrations were determined by radioimmunoassay. The plasma corticosterone concentrations in non-innoculated catfish were about 6.15 ng/ml and nearly 5.63 ng/ml in the infected fish. The lower level of the hormone in the infected catfish was not significantly different from the control level. High temperature was a stress factor which increased plasma corticosterone levels ...


Water Quality In The Gillham Lake-Cossatot River System During Dry And Wet Periods, Stephen B. Smith, Thomas E. Moen Jan 1984

Water Quality In The Gillham Lake-Cossatot River System During Dry And Wet Periods, Stephen B. Smith, Thomas E. Moen

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Water samples were collected in the Cossatot River-Gillham Lake system during an extended dry period and after heavy rains to determine the spatial variations in certain water quality characteristics. Of particular interest was the influence of the reservoir discharge on the water quality of the tailwater compared with the effects of four tributaries entering the tailwater below the reservoir. The water quality of the Cossatot River below Gillham Lake at low-flow (dry periods) and during the first 3 days after heavy rainfall (wet period) was influenced more by the tributaries entering the tailwater than by the reservoir water release. We ...


Comparison Of Two Year Classes Of Hybrid Grass Carp And Grass Carp For Aquatic Plant Control, Mike Freeze, Scott Henderson Jan 1983

Comparison Of Two Year Classes Of Hybrid Grass Carp And Grass Carp For Aquatic Plant Control, Mike Freeze, Scott Henderson

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Two year classes of grass carp and F, hybrids resulting from bighead carp male x grass carp female were compared at various stocking densities for aquatic plant control. One and two year old grass carp exhibited higher survival rates and better growth rates than the same age hybrid grass carp. The presence of grass carp or hybrid grass carp decreased both Secchi disc transparencies and dissolved oxygen values. Grass carp had a greater negative effect upon these measurements because they removed the vegetation quicker than the hybrid grass carp. These apparent detrimental effects on water quality are necessary trade-offs for ...


Mosquitofish Production In Monoculture And Polyculture Ponds, Walter R. Robison, Scott H. Newton, Max V. Meisch Jan 1983

Mosquitofish Production In Monoculture And Polyculture Ponds, Walter R. Robison, Scott H. Newton, Max V. Meisch

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of A Frame Trawl And Tucker Trawl For Sampling Young-Of-The-Year Fish, Michael R. Dewey, Thomas E. Moen Jan 1983

Evaluation Of A Frame Trawl And Tucker Trawl For Sampling Young-Of-The-Year Fish, Michael R. Dewey, Thomas E. Moen

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Relative efficiencies of two trawls — a 1.88 m² frame trawl and a 2 m² Tucker trawl— were compared for sampling young-of-the-year (YOY) shad, Dorosoma sp., crappies, Promoxis sp., and sunfishes, Lepomis sp. Seven tests with six replicate hauls for each net in each test were analyzed by non-parametric techniques. Relative efficiency ratios, calculated from mean density estimates, were compared. The Tucker trawl was the more efficient for sampling YOY shad, its relative efficiency increasing as shad length increased. Results for the other two taxa were less consistent. The larger size range of YOY shad captured compared with the size ...


Spawning The Grass Carp Female X Bighead Carp Male, Mike Freeze, Scott Henderson Jan 1983

Spawning The Grass Carp Female X Bighead Carp Male, Mike Freeze, Scott Henderson

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Methods and procedures for artificially spawning the female grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) X male bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) are presented. Broodstock selection and treatment, hormone injections, ovulation, fertilization, hatching techniques and stocking rates are discussed. This paper outlines the procedures necessary to successfully produce hybrid grass carp


Size Variation Of Ungraded And Graded Channel Catfish Reared In Cages, Donald C. Greenland, Walter R. Robison, Scott H. Newton Jan 1983

Size Variation Of Ungraded And Graded Channel Catfish Reared In Cages, Donald C. Greenland, Walter R. Robison, Scott H. Newton

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Graded and ungraded channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) fingerlings stocked in three partitioned floating cages were reared for 140 days during the summer, 1982. Fish were fed to satiation once daily with a commercial pelleted ration. At harvest, graded fish averaged 403 g and ungraded 362 g. Coefficients of variation indicated graded fish were more uniform in size and a significantly greater proportion of the graded fish were of salable size (> 340 g).


Selection Of Scales For Growth Analysis Of Largemouth Bass, Donald C. Jackson, Raj V. Kilambi Jan 1983

Selection Of Scales For Growth Analysis Of Largemouth Bass, Donald C. Jackson, Raj V. Kilambi

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Scales from four regions of the body of largemouth bass were compared for efficacy in estimating fish length at the time of scale formation and at capture. The scales from above and below the lateral line in the pectoral and caudal peduncle regions yielded intercepts of 64.73, 52.36, 19.77 and 25.81 respectively for the total length-scale radius relationship. These intercept values represent the fish length at the time of scale formation. By the regression of estimated lengths at capture on empirical lengths it was found that the caudal peduncle scales were better suited in predicting fish ...


Overwintering, Feeding Study Of Channel Catfish In Cages, Walter R. Robison Jan 1982

Overwintering, Feeding Study Of Channel Catfish In Cages, Walter R. Robison

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Wild Commercial Fishery Of Arkansas, Tommie Crawford, Mike Freeze Jan 1982

Wild Commercial Fishery Of Arkansas, Tommie Crawford, Mike Freeze

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Arkansas' wild commercial fishery industry was surveyed to evaluate commercial fish products produced within the state. The total wild commercial catch for the period of 1 July 1980 to 30 June 1981 was approximately 8,680,124 kg with a value of $6,245,967. These values represent an increase of approximately 3% from the previous year. The bulk of the commercial harvest was made up of buffalo fishes (Ictiobus spp.), catfishes (Ictalurus spp), gars (Lepisosteus spp.) and carp (Cyprinus carpio). The number of commercial fishermen remained relatively unchanged from 1979-1980, with 3,843 licensed fishermen operating on the state ...


Warmwater Fish Community Of A Cool Tailwater In Arkansas, Richard A. Frietsche Jan 1982

Warmwater Fish Community Of A Cool Tailwater In Arkansas, Richard A. Frietsche

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

A diverse warmwater fish community has persisted in the Lake Greeson tailwater, despite hydropower releases of cold hypolimnetic water. Forty-eight species of fish were collected by electrofishing in the upper 16.1 km of the tailwater. Hydropower releases have reduced the abundance of some of the warmwater sport fish in the upper tailwater, and their populations are probably maintained in part by recruitment from downstream. Angling effort has been diverted from the warmwater sport fish populations to a put-and-take trout fishery.


Water Quality And Benthic Invertebrate Communities In Lake Greeson Tailwater, Stephen B. Smith Jan 1982

Water Quality And Benthic Invertebrate Communities In Lake Greeson Tailwater, Stephen B. Smith

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

The Little Missouri River below Lake Greeson, Arkansas, was sampled for water quality and benthos during summer 1979. The hydropower turbine water intakes, 20 m below the lake surface, released hypolimnetic water into the tailwater. Downstream water temperatures, total organic matter, and total inorganic matter varied considerably and benthic invertebrate communities immediately below the dam were stressed by waters released for power generation. Detrimental effects from altered temperature and flow regimes had decreased by 16.1 km downstream, where invertebrate communities were typical of less stressed environments.


Effects Of Water Released From Stratified And Unstratified Reservoirs On The Downstream Water Quality, Stephen B. Smith Jan 1982

Effects Of Water Released From Stratified And Unstratified Reservoirs On The Downstream Water Quality, Stephen B. Smith

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Water quality samples were collected from the Little River system in Pine Creek Lake, Oklahoma, and Gillham Lake, Arkansas, and their associated tailwaters during the winter (reservoirs unstratified) and summer (reservoirs stratified) of 1980. Downstream water quality was not affected by reservoir water releases while the reservoirs were unstratified. When the reservoirs were stratified water quality in the tailwaters was dependent on the release depth of the water. The practice of flushing out a tailwater following an extended low flow period should be examined on a site by site basis. Anoxic water released from a reservoir may contain high amounts ...


Polyculture Of Giant Malaysian Prawns (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) And Fathead Minnows (Pimephales Promelas), Tommie Crawford, Mike Freeze Jan 1982

Polyculture Of Giant Malaysian Prawns (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) And Fathead Minnows (Pimephales Promelas), Tommie Crawford, Mike Freeze

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Stocking Density On Channel Catfish Growth, Survival And Food Conservation Efficiency In Cages, Walter R. Robison, Scott H. Newton Jan 1982

Effect Of Stocking Density On Channel Catfish Growth, Survival And Food Conservation Efficiency In Cages, Walter R. Robison, Scott H. Newton

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.