Factors influencing movement behaviour and home range size in ide Leuciscus idus

Kuliskova, Petra; Horky, P.; Slavik, O.; Jones, J.I.. 2009 Factors influencing movement behaviour and home range size in ide Leuciscus idus. Journal of Fish Biology, 74 (6). 1269-1279.

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Seventeen individuals of ide Leuciscus idus were radio-tracked weekly from September 2003 to September 2004 in the River Elbe, Czech Republic, to examine migration patterns and the influence of environmental factors on their diurnal behaviour. Of the 10 environmental factors measured, L. idus were significantly influenced by turbidity, which increased diurnal movement and the home range size of the species. The peak of longitudinal movement occurred in the spring, indicating pre-spawning migration. Migrating fish moved downstream and later returned upstream to the vicinity of their original locations, displaying a homing behaviour.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water > WA02 Quantifying processes that link water quality and quantity, biota and physical environment > WA02.3 Physico-chemical processes and effects on freshwater biot
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Acreman
ISSN: 0022-1112
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The definitive version of this paper is available at
Additional Keywords: cyprinids, home range, migration, insectivores, lowland river, telemetry
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 16 Apr 2009 11:08 +0 (UTC)

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