Winter Biology of Centrarchid Fishes

C. D. Suski, M. S. Ridgway

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCentrarchid Fishes
Subtitle of host publicationDiversity, Biology, and Conservation
EditorsSteven J. Cooke, David P. Philipp
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781405133425
StatePublished - Dec 7 2009


  • "winter", period between autumnal equinox and before onset of spawning in centrarchid fishes
  • Centrarchid fishes, preferring to overwinter in waters, deeper and slower-moving
  • Centrarchids in winter and centrarchid habitat
  • Dissolved oxygen under ice in winter and extensive fish mortality
  • Ecological, behavioral, and physiological alterations by centrarchid fishes before and during winter
  • Overwintering centrarchids as dormant
  • Reduction in ambient water temperature by changes in solar radiation in winter
  • Survival during first winter of life-"critical period" for centrarchid fishes
  • Winter biology of centrarchid fishes
  • Winter growth, virtually stops for fishes at high latitudes and decreasing in lower-latitude centrarchids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering

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