Title

The Responses of Young American Shad to Rapid Temperature Changes

Authors

S A. Moss

Publication Date

1970

Keywords

Alosa sapidissima, American shad, avoidance behavior, juvenile, shad, tank

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Abstract

Captive juvenile American shad (Alosa sapidissima) avoided rapid temperature increases of about 4 ° C above acclimatization temperatures in an experimental tank. Responses to rapid temperature changes of about 1.0 ° C were not consistent and did not result in demonstrable avoidances. It is concluded that young shad are capable of avoiding potentially lethal temperature changes.

Pages

381-384

Volume

99

Issue

2

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