Natural Resources

Volume 8, Issue 2 (February 2017)

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Trout Redd Locations in Two Streams in the Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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DOI: 10.4236/nr.2017.82007    792 Downloads   1,213 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

This study examined the spatial and temporal characteristics of brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis and brown trout Salmo trutta redds in two sites from two creeks in the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA. Spawning began in both streams in early October and continued through mid-November. Significant spatial clustering was only observed on both Rapid Creek sites, where-as random redd development was observed in both of the sites on Box Elder Creek. Based on visual observations, brown trout redds were more abundant in Rapid Creek, where-as brook trout redds were more abundant in Box Elder Creek. Differences in redd clustering could be due to species-specific, geological, or hydrological differences between the creeks

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Ketelsen, B. , Simpson, G. and Barnes, M. (2017) Trout Redd Locations in Two Streams in the Black Hills, South Dakota, USA. Natural Resources, 8, 94-102. doi: 10.4236/nr.2017.82007.

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International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology, 2018

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