Lake Mead Razorback Sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) Telemetry
In December of 2004, 2005 and 2008, as well as February 2010 and January 2011 Biotactic assisted Bio-West (Utah) with the set-up of a combined sonic and radio-telemetry project (including capture, surgery/tagging, preliminary tracking) of federally endangered razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus) in Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona. This project was designed to identify perhaps some of the last remaining previously unknown areas in the world where wild razorback sucker populations successfully reproduce and recruit.
scientific fish processing
razorback sucker surgery
adult razorback sucker species at risk
sedated razorback sucker
fish handling
SAR sucker species
sedation of razorback suckers
adult razorback sucker
netting species at risk
species at risk fish release