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Growth of the Large-mouth Black Bass, Huro salmoides, in Lake Naivsaha, Kenya

Nature volume 143, pages 561562 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation

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RECENTLY, measurements and samples of scales from twenty large-mouth black bass caught in Lake Naivasha were received from Dr. Richard H. Le Pelley, of the Scott Agricultural Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya. The sizes of these fish are about the same as are taken in good bass-fishing lakes in the Mississippi valley. Although the temperature range of Lake Naivasha is very small, the scales of these fish have annual rings much as in bass taken in temperate regions. The ages of these twenty bass have been read as follows:

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    , , and , "Lake Management Reports, 1. Horseshoe Lake near Cairo, Illinois", Biol. Notes, Ill. Nat. Hist. Surv., 8, 1 (1938).

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    , "The Growth of the Large Mouthed Black Bass Huro salmoides (Lacépède), in the Waters of Wisconsin", Copeia, 2, 104 (1937).

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  1. Illinois Natural History Survey, Urbana, Illinois. Jan. 27.

    • DAVID H. THOMPSON

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