Reference : Movement behaviour of the small benthic Rhine sculpin Cottus rhenanus (Freyhof, Kotte...
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Life sciences : Aquatic sciences & oceanology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/31597
Movement behaviour of the small benthic Rhine sculpin Cottus rhenanus (Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005) as revealed by radio-telemetry and pit-tagging
English
Ovidio, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Démographie des poissons et hydroécologie >]
Detaille, Aurelie [> > > Unité de Biologie du Comportement > >]
Bontinck, Charlotte [> > > > > Unité de Biologie du Comportement > >]
Philippart, Jean-Claude mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Biologie du comportement - Ethologie et psychologie animale >]
2009
Hydrobiologia
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
636
1
119-128
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0018-8158
[en] Mobility ; Home range ; Small benthic species ; PIT-tag ; Telemetry ; Cottus ; restricted movement paradigm ; Belgium
[en] From February 2006 to June 2007, we followed the movement patterns of the Rhine sculpin (Cottus rhenanus) by combining short-term radio-telemetry (n = 10 radio-tagged sculpin with a miniature 0.5-g transmitter) and long-term individual (PIT-tag) mark-recapture (n = 452 PIT-tagged sculpin during six removal electric fishing operations) studies in a small tributary of the River Meuse, Belgium. During a 25- to 27-day period, the radio-tracked sculpin displayed various mobility patterns, showing frequent movement from one day to another and longitudinal home ranges from 7 to 46 m, with cumulative distances up to 149 m. During the mark-recapture study, most (99%) recaptured PIT-tagged individuals moved from their original 5-m long site, subsequently using longitudinal home ranges between 5 and 435 m (mean, 50 m; median, 20 m). The most common movement behaviour was alternation between upstream and downstream movements (62%), followed by directional upstream (26%) and directional downstream (11%) movement. Using the latest available techniques, this study builds on the current knowledge on the Cottus genus and closes gaps in the comprehension of sculpin movement and home range at a scale that had not been investigated to date.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/31597
10.1007/s10750-009-9941-3

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