Environmental Biology of an Endemic Cyprinid, Varicorhinus alticorpus, in a Subtropical Mountain Stream of Taiwan


An endemic freshwater fish, Varicorhinus alticorpus, was studied from 1990 to 1993 in a fast flowing mountain stream in southern Taiwan (22°30'N, 120°30'E). The analysis of environmental conditions suggested that the fish could tolerate water temperatures between 19–24°C, a pH of 8.0–8.8, and flow velocity from 20–100 cm sec−1. The fish occupied riffles and… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007690506537


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