Age, growth and life history of Klamath River Basin steelhead trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss irideus) as determined from scale analysis

Hopelain, James S. (1998) Age, growth and life history of Klamath River Basin steelhead trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss irideus) as determined from scale analysis. Sacramento, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Inland Fisheries Administrative Report, 98-3)

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Abstract

Adult steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus) scales were analyzed from eight fall-run, two spring-run, and one winter-run stocks within the Klamath-Trinity River system, from 1981 through 1983, to provide basic information on age, growth, and life history. The higher degree of half-pounder occurrence of upper Klamath River steelhead stocks (86.7 to 100%) compared to Trinity River steelhead stocks (32.0 to 80.0%) was the major life history difference noted in scale analysis. Early life history was similar for all areas sampled with most juveniles (86.4%) remaining in freshwater during the first two years of life before migrating to sea. Repeat spawning ranged from 17.6 to 47.9% for fall-run, 40.0 to 63.6% for spring-run, and 31.1% for winter-run steelhead. Mean length of adults at first spawning was inversely related to percent half-pounder occurrence in each stock. Ages of returning spawners, back calculated lengths at various life stages, and growth information are presented. (PDF contains 22 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Age, growth and life history of Klamath River Basin steelhead trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss irideus) as determined from scale analysis
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Hopelain, James S.
Series Name: Inland Fisheries Administrative Report
Number: 98-3
Date: 1998
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game
Place of Publication: Sacramento, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: steelhead trout; scale analysis; age determination; Klamath-Trinity River system; fish stock; life history; migration; spawning
Subjects: Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 2898
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 12:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2898

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