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Record number 561864
Title Use of stream mouth habitats by Cottus perifretum and Leuciscus cephalus along the River Meuse (the Netherlands)
Author(s) Pollux, Bart J.A.; Korösf, Anikó
Source Folia Zoologica 59 (2010)1. - ISSN 0139-7893 - p. 44 - 50.
DOI https://doi.org/10.25225/fozo.v59.i1.a7.2010
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) Juveniles - Larvae - Nursery - Resident - Spawning - Transient
Abstract

Size-frequency data were collected for two rheophilic fish species, Cottus perifretum and Leuciscus cephalus, at the confluences of 18 lowland tributaries along the regulated River Meuse (the Netherlands) between May 2004 and April 2005. Cottus perifretum is a resident species, using these stream mouth habitats throughout its entire life: i.e. as a spawning, nursery and adult habitat. Leuciscus cephalus is a transient species that uses these stream mouth habitats only as a temporary 0+ juvenile habitat during fall and early winter. This study suggests that the stream mouth habitats along the River Meuse fulfil different ecological functions for C. perifretum and L. cephalus.

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