Influence of Abiotic Factors on White Bass Growth in a Subtropical Texas Reservoir

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2003-05

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Martin, Joe M.

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The effects o f abiotic variables on the growth o f white bass Morone chrysops were examined using twelve years o f growth data from Canyon Reservoir, Texas. Air temperature had the greatest influence on growth. Air temperature influenced growth of adults and juveniles in inverse ways. Age 1 white bass displayed a positive relationship with September air temperatures while age 2 to 4 bass were negatively influenced by August air temperatures. Air temperatures in August, above 27° C, caused growth to drop in age 2 to 4 bass. With atmospheric temperatures warming, thermal tolerances could significantly inhibit growth of this species in these subtropical ecosystems.

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basses, fishes, Canyon Lake, abiotic factors, bass growth

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Martin, J. M. (2003). Influence of abiotic factors on white bass growth in a subtropical Texas reservoir (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.

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