Accession Number : ADA323063

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Southern and Gulf Flounders,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA COOPERATIVE FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH UNIT GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Enge, Kevin M. ; Mulholland, Rosemarie

PDF Url : ADA323063

Report Date : JUN 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop habitat models for southern and gulf flounders (Paralichthys lethostigma, p. albigutta). The models are scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable) and 1.0 (optimally suitable) for southern and gulf flounder habitat in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas. Habitat suitability indices are designed for use with the habitat evaluation procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for application of the models and techniques for measuring model variables are provided.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *FISHES, *INDEXES(RATIOS), *MEXICO GULF, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MEASUREMENT, IMPACT, MODELS, VARIABLES, WILDLIFE, TEXAS, SOUTH(DIRECTION), FLORIDA.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE