Overwintering habitat selection by the mummichog, Fundulus Heteroclitus, in a Cape Cod (USA) salt marsh

  title={Overwintering habitat selection by the mummichog, Fundulus Heteroclitus, in a Cape Cod (USA) salt marsh},
  author={Kenneth B. Raposa},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
  • K. Raposa
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Wetlands Ecology and Management
This study tracked the seasonal distribution and winter habitat selection of the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus (Linnaeus), in a Cape Cod, Massachusetts salt marsh. Fish (mean size = 43.1 mm total length, range = 10–93 mm) were collected with a 1 m2 throw trap and by excavating sediments. In fall, F. heteroclitus began migrating upstream in creeks and eventually moved into upstream pools where they remained throughout winter. F. heteroclitus burrowed into the sediments of these pools at a… 

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