Publication Date

1981

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Greenfield, David W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Etheostoma luteovinctum||Darters (Fishes)

Abstract

The systematics and zoogeography of the redband darter, Etheostoma luteovinctum, are discussed on the basis of over 500 specimens examined. Etheostoma luteovinctum is endemic to the Tennessee and Cumberland River systems in Tennessee, where it inhabits shallow pools and riffles of headwater streams. The species is diagnosed, redescribed, and its variation considered. Although geographic variation in characters exists, it is on a low level, and no subspecific recognition is made of any of the populations. Moreover, meristic variation is not in agreement with patterns of variation in enzyme phenotypes. On the basis of observed similarities and present distributions, E. luteovinctum appears to be most closely related to E. spec- tabile.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations and maps.

Extent

79 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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