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Introduction of Palaemonetes paludosus, a freshwater shrimp, into the lower Colorado River

Hayden, R.P.; Ringo, R.D.

Calif Fish And Game 49(4): 304-306

1963


Accession: 024893830

This shrimp was imported from Florida in 1958. The objective was to improve the food chain in the lower Colorado River. It entered the River from one of the 4 ponds it was experimentally introduced into and has established itself in a short section above Imperial Dam. Utilization of shrimp by fish in the River was observed in 1962. In 1963 shrimp were planted in 7 locations upriver from Imperial Dam.

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