Original paper

Species assemblages and habitat selection of larval and juvenile fishes in the River Danube

Wintersberger, H.

Large Rivers Vol. 10 No. 1-4 (1996), p. 497 - 505

28 references

published: Sep 18, 1996

DOI: 10.1127/lr/10/1996/497

BibTeX file

ArtNo. ESP142011300034, Price: 29.00 €

Download preview PDF Buy as PDF

Abstract

Spatial habitat selection and microhabitat use of fishes aged 0+ years was studied in a free-flowing part of the River Danube, downstream of Vienna. In a semi-natural, structured section of the river, more than 30,000 fish larvae were sampled between 1986 and 1990, comprising 26 species out of a total of 60 species (52 indigenous and 8 exotic) of fish known from the region. The habitat requirements, ecological characterisitics, local distributions and associations of 0+ fish are briefly described, using Principal Component Analysis and Canonical Correspondence Analysis.

Keywords

larval fishesfish larvaehabitatRiver Danube