We report 2 separate records from sport-fish anglers in Lake Mohave, Arizona–Nevada, that document the presence of endangered razorback sucker Xyrauchen texanus and bonytail Gila elegans in stomach contents of large (13+ kg) nonnative striped bass Morone saxatilis. These records suggest that striped bass, since their first appearance in Lake Mohave nearly 3 decades ago, may have played a role in population declines of the other 2 species. Current native-fish stocking programs at Lake Mohave continue to face significant obstacles to achieving population recoveries because all life stages of repatriated individuals, including mature adults, are vulnerable to predation.
Karam, Abraham P. and Marsh, Paul C.
"Predation of adult razorback sucker and bonytail by striped bass in Lake Mohave, Arizona–Nevada,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 70:
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol70/iss1/13