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Old 01-28-2008, 03:52 PM
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Can anyone tell me the general life cycle of a Gizz? How long do they live, how fast do they grow???

Also, what are the seasonal characteristics?? I assume their movements mimic the stripers.

If anyone wants to throw in alewives info tha woud be a nice addition to this thread as well.

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Old 01-28-2008, 11:58 PM
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The link below might be able to help you out on a with of your questions

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:20 PM
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Thanks Willie. That added some info but I was looking for more of a life cycle. How long they live, how they behave at different ages, how big they are at different ages etc.

The site you referenced did say that they will get to 4" the first yr but did not have additional info.

Anyone else know of any good shad info links/info??
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:50 PM
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Panfish. This link might have what you are looking for.

Growth and Population structure: Average growth is 72 mm SL for age-0, 193 mm TL for age 1, 246 mm TL for age 2, 267 mm TL for age 3, 287 mm TL for age 4, and 325 mm TL for age 5 (Lagler and Applegate 1942).

Theres also a ton of info here not sure how much can be interpolated.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:59 PM
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I thought you meant the life cycle of
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did you know;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; that gizzard shad have teeth up until they get like an inch long?

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