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Main Title Reproductive Behavior of the Atlantic Silverside, 'Menidia menidia' (Pisces, Atherinidae).
Author Middaugh, Douglas P. ; Scott, Geoffrey I. ; Dean, John M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-008 ;CONTRIB-409;
Stock Number PB82-236407
Additional Subjects Reproduction(Biology) ; Behavior ; Fishes ; Estuaries ; North Edisto River ; South Carolina ; Reprints ; Atlantic silverside ; Menidia menidia
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NTIS  PB82-236407 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract The spawning behavior of the Atlantic silverside, Menidia menidia, was studied at two sites on the North Edisto River estuary in South Carolina. Spawning M. menidia deposited their eggs on three types of substrates including: (1) the lower stems of cordgrass plants, S. alterniflora, (2) detrital mats and, (3) exposed cordgrass roots along erosional scarps. Spawning behavior during egg deposition and fertilization was similar for all three spawning substrates. Females released eggs by a rapid fluttering motion of the posterior half of the body. A similar movement accompanied release of milt by males. Behavior of fish just prior to spawning was modified to insure deposition of eggs at locations that provided protection from thermal and desiccation stresses.
Supplementary Notes Also pub. as South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Belle W. Baruch Inst. for Marine Biology and Coastal Research Inst. for Marine Biology and Coastal Research Contrib. No. 377. Pub. in Environmental Biology of Fishes, v6 n3/4 p269-276 1981.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Reproductive Behavior of the Atlantic Silverside, 'Menidia menidia' (Pisces, Atherinidae).
PUB Date Free Form 1 Dec 81
Category Codes 6C; 57Z
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/04
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323819971
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Type CAT