Habitat Associations of Fishes in the Devils River, Texas

  title={Habitat Associations of Fishes in the Devils River, Texas},
  author={Michael Shard Robertson and Kirk O. Winemiller},
ABSTRACT The Devils River is a spring-fed river that drains desert landscape in southern Texas and provides essential habitat for several endemic and threatened fish species. To evaluate potential effects of seasonal changes in physical habitat on fish distribution and abundance, we examined species-habitat associations in two reaches separated by 1.5 km. A distinct assemblage pattern existed in each of three mesohabitat types (pool, riffle, run). At the scale of stream reach, species… CONTINUE READING

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