North American Freshwater Fish Diversity: Conservation and Management Of Mysterious and Lesser Known Species

Thursday, September 12, 2013: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Miller (Statehouse Convention Center)
The 2013 AFS, “Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, 7th edition” contains 3,875 freshwater and marine species. Most of these species are neither commercially nor recreationally important and are, hence, lesser known. Our objectives are to highlight the issues associated with diversity and conservation lesser known species and to discuss how and why these species should be included in fisheries education and management. This symposium will provide an update on the current taxonomy of North American freshwater fishes (why did all the names have to change yet again?), state the case for the conservation of lesser known species,  examine some of rarest and most unusual groups, and weigh the dual roles of education and management in conserving the diversity of lesser known fishes.
Jeffrey S. Schaeffer and Nicholas E. Mandrak
Jeffrey S. Schaeffer and Nicholas E. Mandrak
8:00 AM
North American Freshwater Fish Diversity and the AFS-Asih Names List
Nicholas E. Mandrak, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Hector Espinosa-Pérez, UNAM Ciudad Universitaria; Lloyd T. Findley, Unidad Guaymas, Sonora, México; Carter Gilbert, retired; Robert Lea, retired; Richard Mayden, St. Louis University; Joseph Nelson, University of Alberta; Larry Page, Florida Museum of Natural History

8:20 AM
8:40 AM
Comparing Species Concepts in Lamprey “Paired Species”
Margaret Docker, University of Manitoba

9:20 AM
A Synopsis of Darter (Percidae: Etheostomatinae) Diversity and the Evolution of Male Nuptial Coloration in the Genus Etheostoma
Patrick Ciccotto, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Tamra Mendelson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

9:40 AM
Conservation of Fish Species At Risk in Canada: Populations At the Edge of Their Range
William Glass, University of Windsor; Lynda D. Corkum, University of Windsor; Nicholas E. Mandrak, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

10:00 AM
Thursday AM Break

10:20 AM
Fish Diversity and Biomass in Small Subarctic Lakes: Higher Than Expected Relative to Southern Canadian Lakes
Pasan Samarasin, University of Toronto; Brian J. Shuter, University of Toronto; Charles K Minns, University of Toronto; Michael D. Rennie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

10:40 AM
Migratory, River-Spawning Fishes in the Great Lakes: Conserving the Whole Guild and Not Just the Megafauna
Matthew E. Herbert, The Nature Conservancy; Mary Khoury, The Nature Conservancy; Patrick J. Doran, The Nature Conservancy

11:00 AM
Ichthyologist Lost: It's More Than a Position--The Missouri Case
Robert A. Hrabik, Missouri Department of Conservation

11:20 AM
Does High Stocking Density Reduce Cannibalism in Alligator Gar Propagation?
Peter Perschbacher, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (retired)

12:00 PM
Thursday Lunch

PIT Tags and Capture-Recapture: Essential Tools in Monitoring Endangered Fishes in the Upper Klamath Basin (Withdrawn)
1:20 PM
Silver Chub in Lake Erie: Status, Ecology, and Recovery
Patrick M. Kocovsky, US Geological Survey

1:40 PM
Model Distribution of Silver Chub (Macrhybopsis storeriana) in Western Lake Erie
James E. McKenna Jr., US Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center; Chris Castiglione, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

2:00 PM
Endangered Stonecats in Vermont: Differential Mortality Effects On the Likelihood of Sustainability
Elizabeth Puchala, Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Vermont; Donna Parrish, U.S. Geological Survey Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

2:20 PM
Comparing Sampling Techniques for Juvenile Burbot in Riverine Systems: An Occupancy Modeling Approach
Christopher Smith, University of Idaho; Michael C. Quist, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

2:40 PM
Distribution of Candy Darter Reflects Range-Wide Variation in Stream Temperature Regime and Substrate Composition
Corey Dunn, Virginia Tech; Paul L. Angermeier, U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3:00 PM
Thursday PM Break

3:20 PM
Natural History of the Redfin Darter: The Continuing Importance of Collecting Biological Data for Conservation Purposes
Loren W. Stearman, University of Central Arkansas; S. Reid Adams, University of Central Arkansas; Ginny Adams, University of Central Arkansas

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