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1 October 2009 Distribution of Freshwater Fishes in Connecticut Based on Museum Voucher Specimens
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Despite more than 150 years of research, to date a concise summary of the spatial distribution of Connecticut's freshwater fish fauna is lacking. Here we compile the spatial data assigned to more than a century's worth of collection efforts. Our survey summarizes specimen data previously deposited within 10 museums, comprising a total of 1305 specimen lots for 84 species. We assigned each lot to the township where it was collected, the first detailed summary of the distribution of Connecticut's freshwater fishes, with the ultimate goal of providing a framework for further local studies of freshwater fish conservation biology, ecology, evolution and management. Our records also reveal several populations not yet documented, including previously overlooked stickleback records that could have broader evolutionary implications.
© 2009 Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. All rights reserved. http://www.peabody.yale.edu
Alex Dornburg, Jon A. Moore and Gregory J. Watkins-Colwell "Distribution of Freshwater Fishes in Connecticut Based on Museum Voucher Specimens," Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 50(2), (1 October 2009). https://doi.org/10.3374/014.050.0204
Received: 10 February 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 October 2009
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