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Document Title:

Tumor Prevalence in Brown Bullheads (Ameiurus nebulosus), from the South River, Anne Arundel County, MD

AUTHOR(S):
Alfred E. Pinkney John C. Harshbarger


REPORT NUMBER:
CBFO-C05-04
PAGES:
1 - 44

PUBLICATION DATE: December 2005

ABSTRACT:
The South River is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay flowing near Annapolis, Maryland. In March 2005, brown bullheads were collected in a fyke net set about 1.25 km downriver of the Route 50 Bridge. A total of 30 brown bullheads (Ameiurus nebulosus) were randomly selected for analysis, placed in coolers and transported live to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Chesapeake Bay Field Office. A gross examination was performed of the external organs, focusing on raised skin lesions and the appearance of the barbels.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/CBFO-C0504.pdf, 4 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Chesapeake Bay Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013