Migration of Freshwater Fishes by Martyn Lucas, Etienne Baras

By Martyn Lucas, Etienne Baras

Contemporary stories have more and more validated the common life of spatio-temporal diversifications within the abundance and distribution of species of freshwater fishes, formerly assumed to not circulate among habitats. those activities are frequently on a seasonal or ontogenetic foundation, for spawning, feeding and safe haven, and in lots of circumstances are basic for the profitable crowning glory of lifecycles.This very important ebook presents a unmarried resource for a number formerly largely dispersed info on those activities of fish in clean waters, masking potamodromous fishes in addition to the extra standard diadromous species, world wide. Contents contain complete descriptions of varieties of migration and spatial behaviour, the stimulus and ability for fish emigrate, the results of weather on styles of migratory behaviour, a taxonomic research (mostly via kin) of freshwater fish migration, equipment for learning migration, and information of the affects of man's actions on freshwater fish migration.Migration of Freshwater Fishes presents a great and finished connection with which the river supervisor, biologist or pupil can now confer with receive info, recommendation and present opinion at the migratory behaviour of so much taxonomic teams of fishes happening in clean water. collage libraries and aquatic study stations also needs to have copies of this crucial reference booklet on their shelves.Well-known foreign authors.Of nice advertisement value to fisheries angling bodies.Draws jointly a lot new details in a single place.Detailed assessment of worldwide huge migratory behaviour for many teams of freshwater fishes.Pure and utilized relevance, for lecturers, fisheries scientists, river managers and conservationists.This complete e-book contains sixty seven tables and figures and over 1,400 references.

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However, there is wide evidence that temperature acts as a stimulus for migration (Northcote 1984; Jonsson 1991). 5°C. Additionally, increased temperature was indirectly responsible for decreased dissolved oxygen concentrations in summer, which stimulated larvae to drift or actively swim from streams into lakes. For those species spawning during early spring in temperate or cold areas, there are further constraints for starting a spawning migration at a very low temperature. Clark (1950) found that spawning northern pike Esox lucius began their movements into the feeder streams of Lake Erie, Ohio when water temperatures were 0°C and ice covered the pools.

The stimuli behind homing behaviour can thus be of a different nature, The Stimulus and Capacity for Migration 23 including search for a shoal or specific partners. Kennedy and Pitcher (1975) demonstrated homing of European minnows Phoxinus phoxinus in a two-compartment tank after reciprocal transfer of two shoals. They found that individuals would still home even if half of each shoal was transferred. They showed that the strength of homing depended on the length of time the fish spent in the tank, arguing that fish needed to gain information about their environment before they could home.

G. barbel, Pelz & Kästle 1989; Baras 1992; burbot Lota lota, Carl 1995). In Lake Årungen, Norway, after making a spawning migration into tributaries, many adult roach carry out a second migration, for feeding, into the streams 1–2 months after spawning, again displaying a strong tendency for use of their ‘home’ stream (L’Abée-Lund & Vøllestad 1987). The homing behaviour of the dace Leuciscus leuciscus, a small cyprinid, is so strong over short distances that they can return to the same small refuge area and occupy the same position in the shoal relative to other recognisable fish (Clough & Ladle 1997).

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