Warmwater fish in large standing waters: chapter 3

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Edited by: Scott A. BonarWayne A. Hubert, and David W. Willis



Large standing waters are defined as those larger than 200 ha. Water temperature is a major determinant of fish assemblages in large standing water of North America (Matthews 1998 ). From a thermal perspective, eaters are broadly classified into coldwater (inhabited by trout and salmon) and warmwater (intolerable to trout and salmon). Warmwater fish assemblages follow latitudinal and altitudinal gradients, although there are not sharply defined geographical divisions and some standing waters host assemblages with a mixture of warmwater and coldwater fsh species. Standing waters that support warmwater fish include reservoirs created by dams and natural lakes created by fluvial and geologic processes. Most reservoirs in North America tend to be in temperate to subtropical latitudes and are largely warmwater (Kennedy 1999).

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Warmwater fish in large standing waters: chapter 3
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Standard methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes
First page 29
Last page 42
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