Chesapeake Science

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 211–215 | Cite as

Fall and winter movements and activity level of the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus, in a tidal creek

  • E. S. Fritz
  • W. H. Meredith
  • V. A. Lotrich
Short Papers and Notes


Fall and winter movements and activity levels of Fundulus heteroclitus, the mummichog, were monitored in a Delaware tidal creek from September, 1973 to January, 1974. Fish either moved upstream into less saline waters or remained on station. As photoperiod decreased, activity levels at high salinity stations (17–29 o/oo) decreased, while activity levels at low salinity stations (1–21 o/oo) remained relatively high.


Home Range Tidal Creek Unit Effort Trapping Period Fundulus Heteroclitus 
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© Estuarine Research Federation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Fritz
    • 1
  • W. H. Meredith
    • 2
  • V. A. Lotrich
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of DelawareNewark
  2. 2.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareNewark
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of DelawareNewark

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