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Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 279-282

First online:

Habitat selection in three species of darters

  • Frank H. McCormickAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, Saint Louis University
  • , Nevin AspinwallAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, Saint Louis University

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The distribution of three species of darters (Percidae) was studied with respect to vegetation and substrate preferences. The distribution of these darters was correlated with presence of vegetation. Quantitative field data were combined with a laboratory evaluation of preference to determine the sensory mechanisms operating in habitat selection.


Distribution Vegetation Substrate Etheostoma Vision Olfaction Meramec River Pisces Percidae