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Pelagic broadcast spawning cyprinids are common to Great Plains rivers and streams. This reproductive guild produces non-adhesive semi-buoyant eggs that require sufficient current velocity to remain in suspension during development. Although studies have shown that there may be a minimum velocity needed to keep the eggs in suspension, this velocity...


... In these species the eggs become suspended in the water column when experiencing flow. By remaining in the water column, these pelagic eggs benefit from exposure to well-oxygenated water, while avoiding abrasive damage from coarse substrates (Mueller et al., 2013). ...