Accession Number : ADA180386

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (North Atlantic). WHITE PERCH,

Corporate Author : MAINE COOPERATIVE FISHERY RESEARCH UNIT ORONO

Personal Author(s) : Stanley,Jon G ; Danie,Dwight S

PDF Url : ADA180386

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Species profiles are literature summaries on the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history and environmental requirements of coastal and anadromous species. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The white perch, Morone americana, is a major sport and commercial species in Chesapeake Bay and a major sport fish in New England. It occurs between South Carolina and the Canadian Maritimes, and inhabits water that is salt or fresh, clear or turbid, fast or still. Spawning takes place in freshwater in spring. Juvenile nurseries are inshore areas of lakes, estuaries, or creeks. High reproductive potential and scarcity of predators often leak to stunted populations. Adults are important predators and young serve as forage for economically important species. Keywords: Estuaries; Fishes; Growth(Physiology); Feeding; Salinity requirements; Temperature requirements; Habitat requirements.

Descriptors :   *FISHES, *MARINE BIOLOGY, ADULTS, CHESAPEAKE BAY, COASTAL REGIONS, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, DOCUMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ENVIRONMENTS, ESTUARIES, FRESH WATER, HABITATS, HISTORY, INSHORE AREAS, INVERTEBRATES, LAKES, LIFE(BIOLOGY), NEW ENGLAND, POPULATION, PROFILES, RECREATION, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), REQUIREMENTS, SALINITY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TAXONOMY, TEMPERATURE, WATER, LIFE CYCLES, FEEDING

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE