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dc.contributor.authorSwift, Camm C.
dc.contributor.authorHaglund, Thomas R.
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Mario
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Robert N.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:29:33Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:29:33Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/10857
dc.description.abstractThe fresh and low salinity waters of southern California include the <br /><br />Owens, Mohave, Colorado, and coastal drainages south of Monterey Bay to the <br /><br />Mexican border. The youthful topography presents a strong dichotomy between <br /><br />steep rocky streams abruptly meeting relatively flat deserts or coastal plains. Little <br /><br />or no intermediate, foothill habitat exists. Thirty-eight native freshwater and 23 <br /><br />estuarine fishes have been recorded from this area. In addition, at least 1 00 species <br /><br />have been introduced, with widely varying success. Since the late 1940s and 1950s <br /><br />the native fishes of the Owens, Colorado, and Mohave drainages have been in <br /><br />jeopardy or extirpated in California. At the same time, the lowland fishes in coastal <br /><br />drainages, particularly on the Los Angeles Basin, also disappeared. Upland species <br /><br />of the coastal drainages still remain in a few isolated areas but are so reduced that <br /><br />special protection is needed. Only one estuarine species, Eucyclogobius newberryi, <br /><br />is threatened. Some tropical estuarine species of extreme southern California were <br /><br />last collected 50 to 80 years ago, and are very rare or extirpated here. If the <br /><br />remaining elements of the fish fauna are to survive, immediate action is needed <br /><br />to preserve the remaining habitat and to restore areas within the native range.
dc.subjectStatus
dc.subjectDistribution
dc.subjectFreshwater Fishes
dc.subjectSouthern California
dc.titleThe Status and Distribution of the Freshwater Fishes of Southern California
dc.title.alternativeThe Status and Distribution of the Freshwater Fishes of Southern California
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage101
dc.source.issuescas/vol92/iss3
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol92/iss3/2
dc.source.endpage167
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume92
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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