Influence of water quality and associated contaminants on survival and growth of the endangered Cape Fear shiner.
Tom Augspurger W. Gregory Cope Amanda H. Hewitt Thomas J. Kwak Peter R. Lazaro Damian Shea
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The Cape Fear shiner (Notropis mekistocholas) is a recently described cyprinid species endemic to the Cape Fear River Basin of North Carolina, USA. Only five populations of the fish remain; thus, it is listed as endangered by the U.S. Government. Determining habitat requirements of the Cape Fear shiner, including water quality and physical habitat, is critical to the survival and future restoration of the species.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
SETAC - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1897/05-569R.1/full, 166 KB
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