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Observations on the ecology and distribution of certain tropical peripheral fishes in Florida

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Date Issued:
1983
Title: Observations on the ecology and distribution of certain tropical peripheral fishes in Florida.
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Name(s): Gilmore, R. G.
Hastings, P. A.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Florida Academy of Sciences.
Place of Publication: Orlando, FL
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 22 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007470 (IID)
Note(s): Maximum densities of east-central Florida populations of the tropical peripheral Fishes, Oostethus brachyurus lineatus, Gobiomorus dormitor, Awaous tajasica and Gobionellus pseudofasciatus occurred during the winter and spring months in the lower portions of freshwater tributaries to the Indian River lagoon. All populations declined during the wet season, reaching minimum levels during peak rainfall periods. Specific microhabitat requirements were observed for each species. These species have a limited Florida range which is discussed relative to various environmental parameters and dispersal mechanisms, such as water temperature regimes, oceanic current patterns and particular microhabitat preferences.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 249
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Gilmore, R. G. & Hastings, P. A. (1983). Observations on the ecology and distribution of certain tropical peripheral fishes in Florida. Florida Scientist, 46(1), 31-51.
Subject(s): Fishes--Florida
Fishes--Florida--Indian River (Lagoon)
Fishes--Ecology
Tropical fish
Microhabitats
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007470
Host Institution: FAU