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The fish community of a small impoundment in upstate New York

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

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Abstract

Moe Pond is a dimictic impoundment with surface area of 15.6 ha, a mean depth of 1.8 m, and an unexploited fish community of only two species: brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) and golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas). The age-1 and older brown bullhead population was estimated to be 4,057 individuals, based on the Schnabel capture-recapture method of population estimation. Density and biomass were respectively estimated at 260 individuals/ha and 13 kg/ha. Annual survival rate of age-2 through age-5 brown bullheads was estimated at 48%. The golden shiner length-frequency distribution was unimodal with modal length of 80 mm and maximum total length of 115 m. The golden shiner population estimate was 7,154 individuals, based on seven beach seine haul replicate samples; the density and biomass were 686 shiners/ha and 5 kg/ha, respectively. This study provides an information baseline that may be useful in understanding food web interactions and whole-pond nutrient flux.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The fish community of a small impoundment in upstate New York
Series title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume
16
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 389-394
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
First page:
389
Last page:
394
Number of Pages:
5