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Main Title Effects of suspended solids and sediment on reproduction and early life of warmwater fishes : a review /
Author Muncy, Robert J., ; Atchison, Gary J. ; Bulkley, Ross V. ; Menzel, Bruce W. ; Perry, Lance G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Atchison, Gary J.,
Bulkley, Ross V.,
Menzel, Bruce W.
Perry, Lance G.,
Summerfelt, Robert C.,
Muncy, Robert J.
CORP Author Iowa State Univ., Ames.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/3-79-042
Stock Number PB-299 234
OCLC Number 05428182
Subjects Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Sediment transport
Additional Subjects Fresh water fishes ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; Rivers ; Great Lakes ; Field tests ; Suspended sediments ; Environmental impacts ; Turbidity ; Abundance ; Survival ; Algae ; Larvae ; Maturation ; Fecundity ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Animal behavior ; Mortality ; Vulnerability ; Warm water fishes ; Suspended solids ; Organic loading ; Incubation ; Lepomis macrochirus ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA-600/3-79-042 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-042 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/26/2016
EKCD  EPA-600/3-79-042 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-042 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-042 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-042 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/22/2017
NTIS  PB-299 234 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 101 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The review of published literature and research reports revealed limited data for a few warmwater fish species concerning the impacts of suspended solids and sediments on reproductive success. Laboratory and field studies during the 1930-50s examined direct mortality as the result of extremely high levels of suspended solids. Controversy ensued in the 1940-60s over the impacts of turbidity on fish populations in the Great Lakes and midwestern rivers. There was substantial evidence that reproductive behavior was variously affected by suspended solids and sediment relative to spawning time, place of spawning, and spawning behavior. The more adaptively successful species reproductive activities were not carried on at times of highest turbidity. Fishes with complex patterns of reproductive behavior are more vulnerable to interference by suspended solids at a number of critical behavioral phases during the spawning process. Incubation stage is particularly susceptible to adverse effects from sediment.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-95). USEPA contract no. Contract Number: CC80741-J