Cover preference of the Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus), an imperiled, indemic southeastern stream fish

Journal of Freshwater Ecology
State Wildlife Grant through the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; North Carolina State University; North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Wildlife Management Institute
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Abstract

In a laboratory setting, we investigated cover preference of the Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus), an imperiled, endemic southeastern USA stream fish. Fish were tested individually and given 24 hours to make a selection from four cover options, including rock, leaf pack, mussel shell, and an artificial cover unit. Among 30 trials, Carolina madtom preferred the artificial cover unit, selecting it 63% of the time. Rock was selected 23% of the time, and leaf pack 13%. Mussel shells were not selected during any trial.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Cover preference of the Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus), an imperiled, indemic southeastern stream fish
Series title Journal of Freshwater Ecology
DOI 10.1080/02705060.2010.9664368
Volume 25
Issue 1
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Oikos Publishers
Publisher location La Crosse, WI
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 4 p.
First page 151
Last page 154
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N