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Recruitment patterns of six species of cyprinid fishes in the lower River Trent, England

Nunn, A. D.; Cowx, I. G.; Harvey, J. P.

Authors

I. G. Cowx I.G.Cowx@hull.ac.uk



Abstract

Fisheries data were collected for six species of 0-group cyprinid fishes from eight sites in the lower reaches of the River Trent, England, between May and October 1999 inclusive, using a micromesh seine net. Recruitment and growth patterns were observed via monthly length-frequency histograms and estimations of mean length. In the cases of roach and dace, growth was approximately linear through the summer, before declining in September and October. In the cases of chub and gudgeon, and to a lesser extent bream and bleak, however, there were suggestions of multiple recruitment events. It is argued that some of the fish species examined in the present study adopt fractional or protracted spawning strategies in the lower River Trent.

Citation

Nunn, A. D., Cowx, I. G., & Harvey, J. P. (2002). Recruitment patterns of six species of cyprinid fishes in the lower River Trent, England. Ecology of freshwater fish, 11(2), 74-84. https://doi.org/10.1034...0633.2002.t01-1-00001.x

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 29, 2001
Online Publication Date Sep 22, 2008
Publication Date 2002-06
Journal ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH
Print ISSN 0906-6691
Electronic ISSN 1600-0633
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Pages 74-84
DOI https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0633.2002.t01-1-00001.x
Keywords Recruitment; Juvenile growth; Fractional spawning; Protracted spawning; Cyprinid fishes
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/391297
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1034/j.1600-0633.2002.t01-1-00001.x