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First Record of Age 0+ Atlantic Whitefish, Coregonus huntsmani, from the Wild

Author:
Hasselman, Dan J., Longue, Phillip, Bradford, Rod G.
Source:
Canadian field-naturalist 2005 v.119 no.2 pp. 294-295
ISSN:
0008-3550
Subject:
Coregonus, Micropterus dolomieu, juveniles, lakes, littoral zone, predation, summer, watersheds, Nova Scotia
Abstract:
A small school of juvenile Atlantic Whitefish (~20-30 individuals) were observed in the littoral zone of Hebb Lake (Petite Rivière watershed), Nova Scotia in June 2000. Of these, a single individual was captured with a beach seine, and confirmed to be a young-of-the-year specimen. This is the first documented report of the occurrence of wild Atlantic Whitefish juveniles. Occupation of the littoral zone into early summer by young-of-the-year Atlantic Whitefish may have implications for predation by invasive Smallmouth Bass.
Agid:
5898972