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Factors influencing movement behaviour and home range size in ide Leuciscus idus

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  • P. Kulíšková,

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    1. * TGM-Water Research Institute, Podbabská 30, 160 62 Prague 6, Czech Republic, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague 2, Czech Republic, CEH Wallingford, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BB,U.K.
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  • P. Horký,

    1. * TGM-Water Research Institute, Podbabská 30, 160 62 Prague 6, Czech Republic, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague 2, Czech Republic, CEH Wallingford, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BB,U.K.
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  • O. Slavík,

    1. * TGM-Water Research Institute, Podbabská 30, 160 62 Prague 6, Czech Republic, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague 2, Czech Republic, CEH Wallingford, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BB,U.K.
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  • J. I. Jones

    1. * TGM-Water Research Institute, Podbabská 30, 160 62 Prague 6, Czech Republic, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague 2, Czech Republic, CEH Wallingford, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BB,U.K.
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Abstract

Seventeen individuals of ide Leuciscus idus were radio-tracked weekly from September 2003 to September 2004 in the River Elbe, Czech Republic, to examine migration patterns and the influence of environmental factors on their diurnal behaviour. Of the 10 environmental factors measured, L. idus were significantly influenced by turbidity, which increased diurnal movement and the home range size of the species. The peak of longitudinal movement occurred in the spring, indicating pre-spawning migration. Migrating fish moved downstream and later returned upstream to the vicinity of their original locations, displaying a homing behaviour.

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