Influence of gradient on the distribution of fishes in Conowingo Creek, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Charles H. Hocutt, Jay Richard Stauffer, Jr.

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Abstract

Twenty-seven fish species were collected from Conowingo Creek at eleven stations during the summer, 1970. Species most abundant were Rhinichthys atratulus, Notropis cornutus, Exoglossum maxillingua, Semotilus atromaculatus and Catostomus commersoni. A Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient matrix was calculated for biological and physical parameters. Distribution of fishes appeared related to width and depth of the stream, but was most influenced by gradient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalChesapeake Science
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1975

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Aquatic Science

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