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Main Title Graphical Model of Thermoregulatory Behavior by Fishes with a New Measure of Eurythermality.
Author Giattina, J. D. ; Garton, R. R. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-215;
Stock Number PB82-260373
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Behavior ; Thermoregulation ; Responses ; Temperature ; Models ; Reprints ; Eurythermality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-260373 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 7p
The behavioral responses of fishes, specifically preference and avoidance reactions, to temperature are described using a general graphical model based on a broad overview of the literature. A quantitative measure of eurythermality, based on the area of the thermal preference zone, is presented which offers a more meaningful estimate of the optimal thermal requirements of the species than one based on lethality alone. The authors also emphasize the importance of considering the preference-avoidance responses of fishes when setting ambient water quality criteria for temperature or when estimating the potential environmental impact resulting from changes in the thermal regime of an aquatic system.