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Author(s)
Penczak T.,
Moliński M.
Publication year1984
Publication title
journal of fish biology
Resource typeJournals
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Fish were sampled by electrofishing at three contiguous sites 26 km from the source of Oued Sebaou, a seasonal river in North Algeria. River discharge ranges from 300 m 3 s −1 in the peak of the rainy season to 0.1 m 3 s −1 at the end of the dry season. Extensive gravel extraction from the river bed takes place during the dry season. Two species were recorded at each site: Barbus callensis , which is heavily fished locally, and Anguilla anguilla . The three sample maximum likelihood Zippin method was used to estimate mean density and standing crops, which were: barbel, 452 fish ha −1 , 5.33 kg ha −1 ; eels, 149 fish ha −1 , 3.04 kg ha −1 . Estimated average biomass and production were: barbel, 2.31 kg ha −1 , 4.27 kg ha −1 year −1 ; eels, 1.51 kg ha −1 , 2.60 kg ha −1 year −1 .
Subject(s)barbel , barbus , biology , biomass (ecology) , cyprinidae , dry season , ecology , electrofishing , fish <actinopterygii> , fishery , wet season , zoology
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.672
H-Index115
eISSN1095-8649
pISSN0022-1112
DOI10.1111/j.1095-8649.1984.tb04918.x

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