A multigear protocol for sampling crayfish assemblages in Gulf of Mexico coastal streams

  • Authors: Budnick, William R.; Kelso, William E.; Adams, Susan B.; Kaller, Michael D.
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Hydrobiologia
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10750-018-3619-7

Abstract

Identifying an effective protocol for sampling crayfish in streams that vary in habitat and physical/chemical characteristics has proven problematic. We evaluated an active, combined-gear (backpack electrofishing and dipnetting) sampling protocol in 20 Coastal Plain streams in Louisiana. Using generalized linear models and rarefaction curves, we evaluated environmental and gear (separate and combined) effects on crayfish catch-per-uniteffort (CPUE), orbital carapace lengths, sex ratios, frequencies of rare species, and sample richness.

  • Citation: Budnick, William R.; Kelso, William E.; Adams, Susan B.; Kaller, Michael D. 2018. A multigear protocol for sampling crayfish assemblages in Gulf of Mexico coastal streams. Hydrobiologia. 822:55-67. 13 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3619-7.
  • Keywords: Crayfish . Active sampling . Electrofishing . Undersampling . Gulf Coastal Plain
  • Posted Date: May 16, 2018
  • Modified Date: October 30, 2018
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