Sacramento pikeminnow

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Sacramento pikeminnow

  1. 1. Sacramento Pikeminnow By Bryce Manning Ms. Reed Wildlife Biology 4*
  2. 2. Classification <ul><li>Family: Cyprinidae </li></ul><ul><li>Genus: Ptychocheilus </li></ul><ul><li>Species: grandis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>Usually measure in length at about 40 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Live up to about 9 years </li></ul><ul><li>This fish is NOT endangered </li></ul><ul><li>Is a Native Species </li></ul><ul><li>Have a flat head, forked tail, and a large wide mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Have colored top halves of dark murky greenish brown, lower half is a milky white </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>These fish live in freshwater </li></ul><ul><li>They are demersal which means to live in the deepest part of a body of water </li></ul><ul><li>Live in a temperature range of about 39 to 35 degrees N </li></ul>
  5. 5. Diet <ul><li>These critters feed on anything from water insects to crustaceans, to frogs! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life Cycle <ul><li>This fish lays approximately 15,000 eggs per cycle …………………………………………………………………………… </li></ul><ul><li>They live up to 9 years, Then they’re dead </li></ul><ul><li>They start reproducing at about age 3 to 4 </li></ul>
  7. 7. History <ul><li>Used to be known as squawfish </li></ul><ul><li>This fish was illegally brought in the Eel river around 1980, and then from there followed the central California waters to Pyramid Lake </li></ul>
  8. 8. In The News <ul><li>Short article of the Sacramento pikeminnow </li></ul><ul><li>http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2010/05/fish-1.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://flyfishing.about.com/b/2010/05/21/sacramento-pikeminnow-squawfish-here-to-stay.htm </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fun Fact! <ul><li>Although the Sacramento Pikeminnow is harmless to humans, it is believed that they are declining the population of other fish such as salmon, steelhead, and trout. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Human Relations <ul><li>Humans use these fish for bait and minor commercial fisheries </li></ul>
  11. 11. Distrobution <ul><li>Areas in North America… </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento </li></ul><ul><li>San Joaquin </li></ul><ul><li>Pajaro </li></ul><ul><li>Salinas </li></ul><ul><li>Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Lake and upper Pit River drainages in California </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quiz Time!

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