Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The life history, growth, and ecologic distribution of river carp- sucker, Carpiodes carpio (Rafinesque), were studied in the Little Missouri Arm of Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota, between May 15 and August 14, 1970. In the course of the study 745 river carpsuckers were captured. The distribution of this species in the Little Missouri Arm was influenced by turbidity and water temperature. Dissolved oxygen content and hydrogen ion concentration did not affect their distribution. The condition factor of 2.94 indicated that carpsucker growth in the arm was good . Limited observations of reproduction and spawning habits were made, and the evidence indicated that carpsuckers spawn in the Little Missouri River upstream from the area studied.
Trzpuc, Darrell John, "The Biology and Ecology of River Carpsucker, Carpiodes Carpio (Rafinesque), in the Little Missouri Arm of Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 3623.