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Young S.P., T.B. Grabowski, P.C. Ely, and J.J. Isely. 2010. First record of highfin carpsucker Carpiodes velifer in the Apalachicola River, Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 9:165-170.

A quillback Carpiodes cyprinus.

Abstract

We document the discovery of Highfin Carpsucker in the Apalachicola River, FL. Three specimens were captured between river kilometer 170-171 on the Apalachicola River in the vicinity of Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam during spring 2007. The specimens were captured within a reach 0.5-1.0 km downstream from the dam and just upstream from a major spawning area for several other catostomids. This is the first record of the species east of the Choctaw-hatchee River, FL-AL, and is a range extension of 185 km eastward into the Florida Panhandle region of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast.

 

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Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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