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Variability in the growth rate of chub Leuciscus cephalus along a longitudinal river gradient

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An increase in individual growth rate of chub Leuciscus cephalus along a longitudinal river gradient of the Rhône River basin was observed and supported by significant differences between mean growth rates of successive river size groups. The potential implications of the results for studies on species traits variability along large-scale environmental gradients are discussed.
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Keywords: cyprinid; fish growth; river size; temperature; upstream–downstream gradient

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: LEMAR, UMR CNRS 6539, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Place Nicolas Copernic, 29280 Plouzané, France

Publication date: 01 January 2009

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