From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 1999 Issue

Back Cover

Endangered Species

image of Ohio shrimpOhio Shrimp (Macrobrachium ohione) Ohio shrimp, which may grow up to 4 inches long, live in fresh and brackish water along the eastern United States seaboard to the Gulf of Mexico and are the only species of Macrobrachium found in the Mississippi River. Ohio shrimp have a curved rostum and up to 13 teeth; glass shrimp, their smaller relative, have a straight rostum and usually seven or fewer teeth. Once common in the Mississippi River below St. Louis, where commercial fisheries once existed near Chester and Cairo, Ill., Ohio shrimp were thought to be extirpated (locally extinct) in the Mississippi River bordering Missouri and Illinois since 1962. In 1991, however , Conservation Department biologists and a student from Southern Illinois University rediscovered them. The decline in the population of Ohio shrimp is thought to be related to the channelization of the river.--Bob Hrabik

Also in this issue

Deer in the City

Easy living allows whitetails to overcrowd our urban areas.

Thanksgiving Quail

A boy, his dad and their dog--ingredients for a lasting memory.

Controversy in Times of Plenty

From otterless to otterful, with hearty cheers and heartfelt complaints from every direction.

A Squirrel Cuisine

Care in the field and kitchen makes a great feast of small game.

Rainbows Over St. Louis

Stocked trout provide winter thrills for chill resistant anglers.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Assistant Editor - Charlotte Overby
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer