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Main Title Investigation of Spinal Deformity of Trout (Salmo sp.) in the Brule River, Wisconsin.
Author DeVore, P. W. ; Eaton, J. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-113;
Stock Number PB84-124882
Additional Subjects Abnormalities ; Vertebrae ; Trout ; Injuries ; Radiography ; Weirs ; Damage ; Lampreys ; Control ; Reprints ; Salmo gairdneri ; Rainbow trout ; Salmo trutta ; Brown trout
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-124882 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
An unusually high incidence of spinal deformity in migratory trout from the Brule River, Wisconsin, was investigated to determine its probable cause and extent. Incidence in rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) and brown trout (Salmo trutta) was determined by external examination and x-ray. The total incidence of deformity in x-rayed and externally examined lake-run rainbow trout was 50 and 26 percent, respectively. No vertebral anomalies were found by x-ray in 75 Brule River juvenile rainbow trout which had not yet emigrated to Lake Superior, nor in 25 lake-run rainbow trout from the French River, Minnesota. Examination of 25 lake-run brown trout from the Brule River showed external deformity (8 percent) and internal vertebral abnormalities (16 percent). The absence of spinal deformity in juvenile rainbow trout from the Brule River and in lake-run trout from the French River suggest that the electric lamprey control weir on the Brule was affecting fish which migrated downstream. (Copyright (c) International Assoc. Great Lakes Res. 1983.)