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Species composition of fish communities in northern Wisconsin lakes: Relation to pH

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Edited by:
G.R. Hendrey

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Abstract

Fish communities in circumneutral Wisconsin lakes contained significantly more species than did those in acidic lakes (pH 5.1-6.0). Common, as well as rare, species occurred with lower frequency in acidic lakes than in circumneutral lakes. Certain taxa, such as minnows and darters, were either absent or rare in the acidic lakes, probably because of pH-related stress. The differences in species composition and richness of fish communities between acidic and circumneutral lakes did not appear to be related to differences in physical habitat characteristics, past fish migrations or productivity between the two lake groups.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Species composition of fish communities in northern Wisconsin lakes: Relation to pH
ISBN:
0250405717
Volume
6
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Butterworth Publishers
Publisher location:
Boston, MA
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
133-146
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Early Biotic Responses to Advancing Lake Acidification. ACID-PRECIP.-SER. vol. 6