Similarity percentage analysis revealed that the modest differences in fish community structure over clam nets and uncultivated sites were driven by slightly greater abundances of silver perch, American eel, hogchoker
, menhaden, and summer flounder over uncultivated areas relative to clam nets.
First records of sinistrality in the hogchoker
, Trinectes maculatus (Bloch and Schneider) and partial albinism within a reversed American Heterostomate.
Certain species, such as the hogchoker
(Trinectes maculatus) and southern flounder, are also common in fresh water (Dahlberg, 1972).
(drums) -- -- -- Gobiosoma bosc (naked goby) 0.14 1.00 0.46 Trinectes maculatus (hogchoker
) 0.01 0.01 0.01 Total 212.2 CV (%) 315 Number of species 21 H' 0.85 Salt front Species Freq no./tow SE Anguilla rostrata (American eel) -- -- -- Anchoa mitchilli (bay anchovy) 0.19 0.31 0.15 Alosa aestiualis (blueback herring) -- -- -- Alosa mediocris (hickory shad) 0.03 0.03 0.03 Alosa sapidissima (American shad) 0.03 0.03 0.03 Alosa pseudoharengus (alewife) 0.13 0.13 0.06 Dorosoma cepedianum (gizzard shad) 0.34 1.25 0.50 Notropis hudsonius (spottail shiner) -- -- -- Etheostoma spp.
Sample collection began in February of 2005, and fish collected included: gulf menhaden (Brevortia patronus), hardhead catfish (Arius felis), hogchoker
(Trinectes maculates), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), and the least puffer (Sphoeroides parvus).
In regard to taxonomy, I avoid comment on name changes that have occurred recently (e.g., the use of the common name of cutlip, rather than of cutlips, minnow; the use of Sander instead of Stizostedion for the genus name of the walleye; the use of Atherinopsidae instead of Atherinidae for the family name of the inland silverside; and the use of Achiridae instead of Soleidae for the family name of the hogchoker
Surprisingly, other marine species common in 1983-1984 were also reduced in abundance (gulf menhaden, Brevoortia patronus, and sand seatrout, Cynoscion arenarius) or not collected at all in 2000 (spot, Leiostomus xanthurus, and hogchoker
, Trinectes maculatus).
Trinectes maculatus, Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus maculatus, and A.