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Free Content Some Notes on the Macrofauna of an Oligohaline Tidal Creek in Mississippi

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Thirty species offishes and six species of invertebrates were collected in a small oligohaline (0.5–5‰) tidal creek. Mugil cephalus, Anchoa mitchilli, Membras martinique, and three species of killifish were year-round residents. Lepomis macrochirus and Micropterus salmoides, two sunfishes, were present during the summer and were the dominant ichthyo-predators. Large M. salmoides fed mostly on Uca longisignalis and Callinectes sapidus. Two goby species, Evorthodus lyricus and Gobiosoma bosci, were also abundant during the summer.

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Publication date: July 1, 1981

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