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Habitat use by larval fishes in backwater lake of the upper Mississippi River

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

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Abstract

Light traps were used to sample larval fishes in Lawrence Lake (Pool 8, upper Mississippi River) from late May through mid-August 1990. Catches differed considerably between vegetated sites and an adjacent open- water area and were highly variable among vegetated stations. Sunfishes (Lepomis spp.) dominated the vegetated sites. Brook silversides (Labidesthes sicculus), Cyprinidae ad gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) dominated catches at the open-water site. There was no difference in fish use of vegetated habitats near and far from the main channel of the Mississippi River. Taxonomic diversity was greatest at stations with emergent vegetation.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Habitat use by larval fishes in backwater lake of the upper Mississippi River
Series title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume
7
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 363-372
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
First page:
363
Last page:
372
Number of Pages:
10