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Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin

Gerald M. Ludwig

Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin

(Cottus bairdi bairdi) in Mt. Vernon Creek, Wisconsin

by Gerald M. Ludwig

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Published by Milwaukee Public Museum in [Milwaukee] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wisconsin.
    • Subjects:
    • Mottled sculpin.,
    • Fishes -- Wisconsin.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesEcology of the northern mottled sculpin.
      Statement[by] Gerald M. Ludwig and Carroll R. Norden.
      SeriesOccasional papers: natural history,, no. 2, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Center for Great Lakes Studies. Contribution no. 34, Contribution (University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Center for Great Lakes Studies) ;, 34.
      ContributionsNorden, Carroll R. 1920- joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH1 .O26 no. 2, QL638.C8 .O26 no. 2
      The Physical Object
      Pagination67 p.
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5336238M
      LC Control Number72189569

      Sculpin, any of the numerous, usually small fish of the family Cottidae (order Scorpaeniformes), found in both salt water and fresh water, principally in northern regions of the world. Sculpins are elongated, tapered fish, usually with wide, heavy heads. The gill covers have one or more spines, the. The mottled sculpin, Cottus bairdi (Girard ), is a benthic species that inhabits moderate to high gradient streams and rivers (Jenkins & Burkhead ), low gra- dient coastal plain streams (Rohde & Arndt ), and the rocky shallows of lakes (Jenkins & Burkhead ), across the northern United States and southern Canada.

        Cursory examination of the breeding biology of the mottled sculpin suggests that breeding site quality should be, and in fact is (Fig. 1), an important correlate of female choice. Breeding sites are essential for successful reproduction, and egg masses remain at those sites for periods as long as those recorded for many birds. The torrent sculpin is gray-brown with black speckling and has a heavily mottled chin and has two forward-slanting, dark bands on both sides of its body under the soft, posterior portion of the dorsal fin. During spawning season, males darken, and the upper fringe of the anterior dorsal fin turns a bright orange (Troffe ).

      The Rocky Mountian sculpin is a species that was previously known as the mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi) in Montana, but recent genetic work has proven that the mottled sculpin doesn't exist this far east and the "mottled" sculpin in Montana is more closely related to the sculpins of Russia than to the eastern bondi has been described from British Columbia with similar relatives in. Aspects of the reproduction, age, growth, fish hosts, and culture of juveniles were determined for the endangered fanshell pearlymussel, Cyprogenia stegaria Rafinesque, , in the Clinch River, Tennessee. Glochidia of C. stegaria are contained in red, worm-like conglutinates that resemble oligochaetes. Conglutinates are 20 to 80 mm long and are released through the excurrent aperture.


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Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin by Gerald M. Ludwig Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mottled sculpin egg development depends on water temperature, at temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees Celsius eggs hatched in 17 days. Mottled sculpin larvae are about mm in length when they hatch and leave the nest when they reach about mm long and have used up their yolk sac, at about 14 days after hatching.

(Becker, ) Reproduction. Adults occur in rubble and gravel riffles, less often in sand-gravel runs of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Also found in springs and their effluents and rocky shores of lakes (Ref. ).Feed mainly on aquatic insect larvae, but also on crustaceans, annelids, fishes, fish eggs, and plant material (Ref.

).Spawn in the spring (Ref. Mottled sculpin reach sexual maturity at the age of two. The breeding season for mottled sculpin is during April and May. At the beginning of the season the males will take refuge under flat-bottomed rocks, waterlogged wood or other rubble found in stream beds.

In order to mate the female will come up to the males nest and lay her eggs : Actinopterygii. The characteristics of growth, survival, and reproduction are estimated by measurements, such as size-at-age, relative gonad and liver mass, condition (body mass relative to length), and age.

Changes in these attributes, relative to some reference range, are then combined to inform a hypothesis for more detailed follow-up work (Gibbons and Cited by: 7. Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdibairdi).

Milwaukee Public Museum Occasional Paper 2: 1– Milwaukee Public Museum Occasional Paper 2: 1– Google ScholarCited by: Minnesota mottled sculpins can get as big as mm (about 5 in), but lengths Age mm ( in) is more typical.

Both sexes reach Age age of 3 years. Very rarely one makes it to 4 years old. Effects of age, length, and age-length interaction on fecundity of the northern mottled sculpin, Cottus b.

bairdi, were found to be significant (p = ) and to follow a curvilinear relationship. Ludwig GM, Norden CR. Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi bairdi).

Occasional Papers of the Milwaukee Public Mu-seum McDonald ME, Cuker CE, Mozley SC. Distribution, production, and age struc-ture of slimy sculpin in an Arctic lake. Environmental Biology of Fishes Mohr LC.

Additionally, Mottled Sculpin is considered a polytypic species complex, and it is likely that true Cottus bairdii (sensu stricto; species originally described from Ohio River area) does not occur in this drainage in North Carolia.

Miller () reported observations of an individual who saw a six-inch sculpin. My favorite Vermont fish, nomenclature-wise, is the slimy sculpin, also performing under such titles as the blob, the chucklehead, the rock cusk, the stargazer, and the cockatouch.

The slimy sculpin should not be confused with its near cousin, the mottled sculpin -- which can also be addressed as the slowfish or. The slimy sculpin, (Cottus cognatus), is a freshwater species of fish belonging to the family Cottidae, which is the largest sculpin usually inhabit cold rocky streams or lakes across North America, ranging from the Great Lakes, southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northeast sculpins have also been found roaming the cold streams of eastern Siberia.

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Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi bairdi) in Mt. Vernon Creek, Wiscon sin.

Milw. Public Mus. Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Num. McAllister, D. The origin and status of the deepwater sculpin, Myoxocepha/us thompsonii, a nearctic glacial relict. Data on spatial variation of sculpin density, growth and fecundity support the hypothesis that populations of stream fish are structured by changes in risk of predation and prey availability along a gradient in stream size.

Cottus bairdi in warm streams and C. cognatus in cold streams exhibit similar patterns. Sculpins in large streams have faster individual growth rates and higher fecundities.

Although unusual among vertebrates, parental care by males alone is very common among bony fishes. Lists of families, the forms of parental care exhibited, the modes of fertilization, the environments in which reproduction occurs, and the sources of documentation are presented.

An extensive bibliography and index are provided. The mottled sculpin is the most numerous fish in the sections of Trout Creek where it is found, with age 1+ sculpins reaching a numerical density as high as / within stations du1ring April (Fig.

To date, however, mottled sculpins age 1+ in Trout Creek have not attained. Inhabit gravel and rubble riffles of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Also occur in springs and their effluents (Ref).Young feed on aquatic insect immatures of many kinds, including caddisflies, mayflies, and midge larvae; adults on stonefly nymphs and maturing stages of other insects (Ref.

Age, growth and density of Siberian sculpin (Cottus poecilopus) and young brown trout (Salmo trutta) within two sections of River Atna; above Lake Atnsjen [Section 1 at altitudes between and.

Mottled sculpin reach sexual maturity at the age of two and have an average lifespan of about six years. The breeding season for C. bairdi is during mid-March to May. Clutch size in the southern part of their range averages 60 ova per female, but, because males can mate with several females that deposit their eggs beneath stones or other objects, there may be as many as 1, eggs in the nest.

age number of eggs produced per female wasranging from 84 to The relationship LUDWIG, G. M., AND C. NORDEN. Age, growth and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi bairdi) in Mt. Vernon Creek, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Occ. on the spawning of the sculpin, Cottus semiscaber.

Copeia. The Utah Lake Sculpin is a cold blooded animal What has the author Gerald M Ludwig written? Gerald M. Ludwig has written: 'Age, growth, and reproduction of the northern mottled sculpin' -- subject.Age and Growth.

The slimy sculpin attains a length of about 41/2 inches although most adults are between 2 and 3 inches long. In Lake Michigan studies concluded that it was more abundant in the northern part of the lake where it occurred from near shore to about feet but was also found as deep as feet.

The Mottled Sculpin.The second peak is composed of Age Class I+ fish. This size distribution is similar to other published distributions for mottled sculpin (Bailey ). During August, individuals Age I, lin (mm) Age II, > lin (79mm) Age III+.

Female mottled sculpin may start breeding when they reach a size of in.