NANFA-- Re: Rosy Red invasion

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 22:50:48 -0400

>Currently Klamath Lake in Oregon harbors more fathead minnows per
>weight than any other fish species, which is a real cause for concern due to
>the endemic natives that occur there.

Although fathead minnows are a common and legal baitfish in California, their
establishment in the Klamath lakes may have come from the release of animals
used for pollution bioassays rather than from bait buckets.

Chris Scharpf

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