Alien Fishes in Natural Streams: Fish Distribution, Assemblage Structure, and Conservation in the Cosumnes River, California, U.S.A.

@article{Moyle2004AlienFI,
  title={Alien Fishes in Natural Streams: Fish Distribution, Assemblage Structure, and Conservation in the Cosumnes River, California, U.S.A.},
  author={Peter B. Moyle and Patrick K. Crain and Keith E Whitener and Jeffrey F. Mount},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={143-162}
}
The Cosumnes River is the largest stream without a major dam on its mainstem in the Sacramento–San Joaquin drainage, central California, U.S.A. We studied its fishes over a 3-year period to answer the following questions: (1) Was the native fish fauna still present? (2) Why were alien fishes so abundant in a river system with a 'natural' flow regime, which elsewhere has been shown to favor native fishes? (3) Were there assemblages of fishes that reflected environmental differences created by… CONTINUE READING