Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 260–267 | Cite as

Larval and Juvenile Fish Assemblage Structure of Inshore Habitats in the Middle Reaches of Li River, China: Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Relation to Abiotic Factors

  • Wenli Feng
  • Zhiqiang Wu
  • Liangliang Huang
  • Yang Ding
  • Ruidan Shi


To evaluate the effect of abiotic factors on larval and juvenile fish assemblage in shallow waters of middle reaches of Li River, Guilin, China. Samplings were taken monthly at 7 stations in the mainstream and 2 stations in 3 tributaries from May 2014 to April 2015. Synchronously, temperature, pH, turbidity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen rainfall and discharge were obtained. In all, 11.886 larval and juvenile fish from 18 species belonging to 8 families, 16 genera was captured. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) showed obvious significant difference between the environmental variables across sampling areas and months. The results of Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA) indicated that water temperature, turbidity, discharge and rainfall were dominant factors on larval and juvenile fish assemblage.


larval and juvenile fish abiotic factors inshore habitats Li River 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenli Feng
    • 1
  • Zhiqiang Wu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Liangliang Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yang Ding
    • 1
  • Ruidan Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Environmental Science and EngineeringGuilin University of TechnologyGuilinChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center for Water Pollution Control and Water Safety in Karst AreaGuilin University of TechnologyGuilinChina
  3. 3.Guangxi UniversityNanningChina

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