Monitoring Fish Biodiversity in the Yangtze River, China

  • Huanzhang Liu
  • Xin Gao
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


More than 6,380 km long, the Yangtze River is one of the longest rivers in the world. It originates from the west of Geladandong Mountain, the principal peak of the Tanggula Mountain chain in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China, and flows eastward through ten administrative provinces (Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu) and two municipalities, Chongqing and Shanghai, finally pouring into the East China Sea. Along its course, from the head source to Yichang City (in Hubei Province) are the upper reaches of the river. The following segments, between Yichang and Hukou (in Jiangxi Province), are known as the middle reaches. The segments from Hukou to the river mouth, Shanghai, are the lower reaches.


Poyang Lake Gorge Reservoir Fishery Production Bighead Carp Spawning Activity 
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The monitoring projects were partly supported by the Three Gorges Project eco-environmental monitoring system, China Three Gorges Corporation, and the key project of CAS (KZCX1-YW-08-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation of Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of SciencesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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