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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.
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 ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA/600/3-79/042
Stock Number PB-299 234
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)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-299 234 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 viii, 101 pages ; 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). Microfiche.