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Main Title Fish utilization of an inundated swamp-stream floodplain.
Author Walker, Michael D.
CORP Author East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC. Dept. of Biology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/046; EPA-R-806988
Stock Number PB85-215408
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Food plains ; Water pollution ; Creeping swamp ; Minnows ; Eels ; Perch ; Temperature ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Animal migrations ; Traps ; Shallow water ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Water levels ; Pitt County(North Carolina) ; Habitats
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-215408 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 82 pages ; 28 cm
The inundated floodplain of Creeping Swamp (Pitt County, North Carolina) was sampled weekly for fish from November 1979 through May 1980. The fish community was dominated by pirate perch and redfin pickerel. Other frequently occurring species included flier, mud sunfish, eastern mudminnow, American eel, banded sunfish, creek chubsucker, bowfin and swampfish. Two-way fixed weir traps were the most effective fish collection devices for both the inundated floodplain and the stream. Three environmental factors affected fish occurrence and movement water level, water temperature and dissolved oxygen. Small water level fluctuations caused large changes in the amount of aquatic habitat. Fish movements were minimal when water temperature was below 6C. Dissolved oxygen was not a limiting factor on fish occurrence during the wet season (typically December through April) except in shallow areas of the floodplain.
June 1985. Rept. No EPA/600/3-85/046. NTIS: PB85-215408. Microfiche.