Variability in the growth rate of chub Leuciscus cephalus along a longitudinal river gradient
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: LEMAR, UMR CNRS 6539, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Place Nicolas Copernic, 29280 Plouzané, France
Publication date: 2009-01-01