Changes in Mottled Sculpin and Johnny Darter Trawl Catches after the Appearance of Round Gobies in the Indiana Waters of Lake Michigan

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dc.contributor.author Lauer, Thomas E.
dc.contributor.author Allen, Paul J.
dc.contributor.author McComish, Thomas S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-01T12:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-01T12:31:33Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/194876
dc.description.abstract We investigated the response of the mottled sculpin Cottus bairdi and the johnny darter Etheostoma nigrum to the invasion and proliferation of the round goby Neogobius melanostomus at three near-shore locations in southern Lake Michigan. Fish were collected by trawling from June through August, 1984 to 2002. Mean annual catches of mottled sculpins in trawl samples ranged from 0 to 4.4/h from 1984 to 1998, while mean annual johnny darter catches ranged from 0 to 29/h in the same period. Round gobies were first sampled in 1998, with relative population abundance building in the following years, ranging up to 371/h at site K by 2001. From 1999 to 2002, only a single mottled sculpin and only 12 johnny darters were collected in 72 hrs of trawling. This study documents the rapid decline of the mottled sculpin and johnny darter following the round goby invasion to this portion of the lake. en_US
dc.subject Round goby en_US
dc.subject Mottled sculpin en_US
dc.subject Lake Michigan en_US
dc.subject Johnny darter en_US
dc.subject Exotic species en_US
dc.title Changes in Mottled Sculpin and Johnny Darter Trawl Catches after the Appearance of Round Gobies in the Indiana Waters of Lake Michigan en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Ball State University, Department of Biology, Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center en_US


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