Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Oklahoma
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Oklahoma Project

Blue Sucker movement and population demographics in rivers of the southern plains

September 2014 - August 2018


Participating Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Globally, human alterations to river systems have resulted in the decline of migratory large-river fish populations. The Red River basin is home to several migratory large-river fishes that are considered species of conservation concern. This project focuses on the movement patterns and population dynamics of Blue Suckers in the lower Red River basin (downriver of Lake Texoma).