Fishes of Selected Aquatic Habitats on the Lower Mississippi River
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the ecological role of dikes and revetments in a riverine ecosystem. Collections were made from the Lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Miss., to compare the relative value of four habitat types for fish. Sampling was conducted from April 1979 to September 1980 to describe species diversity, abundance, and distribution of fish from dike fields, revetted banks, natural banks, and an abandoned river channel. Fish populations differed considerably among the four habitat types investigated. The greatest number of species was captured in the dike field habitat 53, followed in order by the abandoned channel 31, revetted banks 27, and natural banks 24.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology