Dispersal patterns of translocated Cryptobranchus alleganiensis in a Maryland stream.

J. E. Gates, R. H. Stouffer, J. R. Staufer, C. H. Hocutt

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Abstract

The hellbender is generally declining throughout its range and is endangered in Maryland. If reintroductions of small numbers of individuals (= or <30) are made, translocated individuals from the same drainage should be released during months with low stream discharge rates and before the mating season. Early spring release would minimise disperal, maximise chances for intersexual contact, and provide time for females to secure suitable nesting sites. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-438
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Herpetology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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