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Morphological and meristic characteristics of four species


August 2000 - September 2004


In 1991, the imperiled robust redhorse was discovered in the Oconee River. Initially, nothing was known about this species but research conducted for the past eight years has answered many questions about the biology and ecology of these fish. Many questions remain including:
1) the fate of wild-spawned larvae and hatchery-produced juveniles,
2) their eventual contribution to the adult population,
3) dispersal behavior, habitat use and movement patterns of hatchery-reared juvenile redhorse
4) where and when to release hatchery-reared fish

Information that we receive from this study will provide data to ongoing efforts to restore this species too much of its historic range.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 160



Funding Agencies

  • Cooperative Research Unit Program
  • USFWS Region 4


Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Georgia
  5. Wildlife Management Institute