Habitat use by fishes of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

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Title:
Habitat use by fishes of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge
Author:
Maes, Ronnie Andrew
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
I quantified microhabitat conditions used by Yaqui chub (Gila purpurea), Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonoriensis), and beautiful shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) on the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Different species and different lifestages used different microhabitats. Smaller fish selected shallower water than adults. Yaqui topminnow and Yaqui chub showed seasonal variation in microhabitats used. Yaqui topminnows were found closer to cover when in the presence of beautiful shiners. Close proximity to cover may indicate a negative interaction. Yaqui chubs did not use microhabitats differently when in the presence of the other two species. Microhabitats used by Yaqui chubs in the ponds and Leslie Creek did not differ. Yaqui chub preferred pools with little or no flow. Management of aquatic environments on the refuge should focus on vegetative thinning. Stocking of beautiful shiner with Yaqui topminnow should be postponed until further research is conducted on the interactions between the two species.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.; Biology, Limnology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maughan, O. Eugene

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHabitat use by fishes of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refugeen_US
dc.creatorMaes, Ronnie Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaes, Ronnie Andrewen_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractI quantified microhabitat conditions used by Yaqui chub (Gila purpurea), Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonoriensis), and beautiful shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) on the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Different species and different lifestages used different microhabitats. Smaller fish selected shallower water than adults. Yaqui topminnow and Yaqui chub showed seasonal variation in microhabitats used. Yaqui topminnows were found closer to cover when in the presence of beautiful shiners. Close proximity to cover may indicate a negative interaction. Yaqui chubs did not use microhabitats differently when in the presence of the other two species. Microhabitats used by Yaqui chubs in the ponds and Leslie Creek did not differ. Yaqui chub preferred pools with little or no flow. Management of aquatic environments on the refuge should focus on vegetative thinning. Stocking of beautiful shiner with Yaqui topminnow should be postponed until further research is conducted on the interactions between the two species.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Limnology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaughan, O. Eugeneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1378304en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b338530589en_US
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