Accession Number : ADA322616

Title :   Evaluating Temperature Regimes for Protection of Smallmouth Bass.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Armour, Carl L.

PDF Url : ADA322616

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The success of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) is affected by temperature regimes. Concepts are presented for evaluating the suitability of alternative temperature regimes through experimentally derived data, including ultimate incipient lethal temperatures and maximum weekly average, short-term maximum, and final preferendum temperatures. Also, concepts are described for basing evaluations on temperature tolerances for periods including spawning, egg and larval incubation, growth, and winter survival in the first year of life.

Descriptors :   *SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), *LARVAE, *FISHES, *RESERVOIRS, *COLD TOLERANCE, TEMPERATURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, WINTER, TOLERANCE, INCUBATION, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, LETHALITY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Biology
      Biological Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE