A tan or light brown lizard with most of the scales edged in black, making it look speckled. These markings may form irregular lines along the back and sides. In Missouri, found only in our far western and southwestern counties.
MDC is in the second year of a five-year study based on stocking hybrid striped bass fingerlings in small lakes. Small now, the hybrids could reach up to 20 pounds in time. Biologists hope they voracious feeders reduce gizzard shad numbers and bring sport fish populations into balance.
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