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Stream habitat characteristics and relative abundances of the Yellowcheek Darter (Nothonotus moorei) at select riffle sites among the four headwater forks of the Little Red River in Arkansas

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Start Date
2018-03-01
End Date
2018-04-30

Citation

Bussell, A.M., Driver, L.J., and Justus, B.G., 2020, Stream habitat characteristics and relative abundances of the Yellowcheek Darter (Nothonotus moorei) at select riffle sites among the four headwater forks of the Little Red River in Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9D7RV03.

Summary

The Yellowcheek darter (YCD), Nothonotus moorei (Robison and Buchanan 2020), is endemic to the headwater tributaries (a.k.a. ‘forks’) of Little Red River system (South Fork, SF; Middle Fork, MF; Archey Fork, AF; and Beech Fork, BF) in north central Arkansas. Large portions of critical stream habitat in each stream fork were inundated in 1964 with the construction of Greers Ferry Dam, and the YCD is now restricted to relatively short, free-flowing stretches of each fork upstream of the dam. YCD were once reported as the most abundant riffle species in these headwater tributaries (Robison and Harp 1981), however, multiple status surveys and collection efforts in the decades since dam construction have documented a general decline in [...]

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YCDhab_dat.zip
“YCD_data”
2.68 KB application/zip
Yellowcheek_darter_abundance_habitat_metadata.xml
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Original FGDC Metadata

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46.63 KB application/fgdc+xml

Purpose

Data were collected to determine the Yellowcheek Darter(Nothonotus moorei) abundance in relation to stream habitat characteristics within the four headwater forks of the Little Red River. The zip folder called "YCD_data" contains two CSV files called "YCDfish_dat" and YCDhab_dat" with an accompanying metadata file called "Yellowcheek_darter_abundance_habitat_metadata."

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