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Social organization and territoriality in brown trout juveniles during ontogeny

  • M. Héland
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The first studies of salmonid population dynamics have shown the determining role of behavioural factors, particularly competition for space and food in the limiting of natural populations and their distribution (Allen, 1969; McFadden, 1969; Le Cren, 1973). This role of behaviour and competition in the biology of populations and its consequences on fish production appears to be especially marked for the brown trout, Salmo trutta L., a strongly territorial salmonid species in freshwater lotic environments (Onodera, 1967; Noakes, 1978, Thorpe, 1982).

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Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Agonistic Behaviour Territorial Behaviour Brook Charr 
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