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Main Title Seasonal effects on temperature preference in yellow perch, Perca flavescens /
Author McCauley, Robert W.
CORP Author Wilfrid Laurier Univ., Waterloo (Ontario). Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Minn.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory-Duluth, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-3-77-088; EPA-R-802467
Stock Number PB-272 666
OCLC Number 37861463
Subjects Fishes--Effect of temperature on. ; Temperature--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Temperature ; Perch ; Fresh water biology ; Temperature gradients ; Animal behavior ; Acclimatization ; Animal migrations ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Seasonal variations ; Ecology ; Aquatic animals ; Perca flavescens
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EJAD  EPA 600/3-77-088 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/16/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-088 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJED  EPA-600/3-77-088 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/11/2002
EKCD  EPA-600/3-77-088 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELDD  EPA-600/3-77-088 3 copies NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 11/30/2001
EOBD  EPA 600-3-77-088 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 12/30/1999
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-088 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 666 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 23 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Seasonal variations in temperature preferences of adult yellow perch (Perca flavescens) were sought by acclimating fish captured in the fall to 5, 10, 15, and 20C in the laboratory and determining their preferred temperatures in a horizontal temperature gradient trough. Temperatures selected in winter for fish acclimated to 5C ranged from 12 to 14C, considerably above the temperature region (6C and below) previously established for optimum gametogenesis. Final preferenda as determined from preferred temperature-acclimation temperature curves were 24, 20, and 17C during winter, spring and summer respectively. It is concluded that there are no demonstrable effects, at least in winter and early spring which might reflect changing physiological needs and that temperature gradients in nature serve rather to attract perch to warm temperatures suitable for spawning in spring and conducive to growth in summer.
"August 1977." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/3-77-088."