Accession Number : ADA181578

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates, North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, South Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest.

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

PDF Url : ADA181578

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This document consists of prefaces, maps, glossary and general anatomy of fish, crab, shrimp and clam. Species Profiles are summaries of the life histories and environmental requirements of selected coastal fishes and invertebrates of commercial, recreational, or ecological significance. They were prepared through an Interagency Agreement between the Waterways Experiment Station of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Corps is developing estuarine water quality models and conducting studies to assess the environmental impacts of modifying estuarine circulation and transport processes. The Profiles will be used to relate life history and environmental requirements of species to coastal numerical water quality models and to assist in evaluating the environmental impacts of altering estuarine habitats. The data for the preparation of Species Profiles are taken from the published and unpublished literature. For this program the marine coastline of the continental United States was divided into the following seven biogeographic regions. North Atlantic - Canadian border to Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Mid-Atlantic - Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; South Atlantic - Cape Hatteras to Cape Canaveral, Florida; South Florida - Cape Canaveral to Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Mexico - Cedar Key to U.S.-Mexico border; Pacific Southwest - U.S.-Mexico border to Cape Mendocino, California; Pacific Northwest - Cape Mendocino to Canadian border.

Descriptors :   *FISHES, *CRABS, *MARINE BIOLOGY, *CLAMS, *ANATOMY, *SHRIMP, CALIFORNIA, CANADA, CAPE HATTERAS, CIRCULATION, COASTAL REGIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ENVIRONMENTS, ESTUARIES, BOUNDARIES, FLORIDA, GULFS, HABITATS, HISTORY, INVERTEBRATES, LIFE(BIOLOGY), MASSACHUSETTS, MEXICO, MEXICO GULF, NORTH CAROLINA, PREPARATION, PROFILES, REQUIREMENTS, AGREEMENTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, SOUTH(DIRECTION), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, UNITED STATES, WILDLIFE, LIFE CYCLES, MAPS

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE