Ecological Archives A021-135-A4

Angela L. Strecker, Julian D. Olden, Joanna B. Whittier, and Craig P. Paukert. 2011. Defining conservation priorities for freshwater fishes according to taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity. Ecological Applications 21:3002–3013.

Appendix D (TABLE D1). Native species traits used for calculations of functional diversity. Traits included egg size (mean diameter of fully yolked ovarian oocytes, mm), maximum body length (mm), total fecundity (total number of eggs or offspring per breeding season, log10-transformed), relative age at maturation (female age at maturation/longevity), reproductive guild (5 classes: Balon 1975), and trophic feeding guild (4 classes according to adult feeding).

Scientific
name
Egg
size*
(mm)
Max
size
(mm)
Fecundity
(log10)
Relative
age at
maturation§
Brood
hider
Open
substrate
spawner
Nest
spawner
Substrate
chooser
External
bearer
Omnivore Invertivore Invertivore-
piscivore
Herbivore-
detritivore
Agosia
chrysogaster
1.7 100 3.0 0.33 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Catostomus
clarkii
3.2 330 4.0 0.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Catostomus
discobolus
1.8 450 4.1 0.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Catostomus
discobolus
yarrowi
1.8 450 4.1 0.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Catostomus
insignis
3.3 800 4.1 0.27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Catostomus
latipinnis
3.2 580 4.3 0.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Catostomus
platyrhynchus
2.1 225 3.4 0.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Catostomus sp. 3.2 580 4.3 0.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cyprinodon
macularius
1.5 72 2.6 0.30 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gila cypha 2.6 380 3.7 0.13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gila elegans 2.2 620 4.6 0.15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Gila intermedia 2.3 250 3.5 0.67 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gila nigra 1.4 405 4.4 0.23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gila robusta 2.0 500 4.4 0.18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gila robusta
jordani
2.0 500 4.4 0.18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gila seminuda 2.0 500 4.4 0.18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lepidomeda
albivallis
1.9 150 4.1 0.33 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lepidomeda
mollispinis
1.9 150 4.1 0.33 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lepidomeda
mollispinis
pratensis
1.9 150 4.1 0.33 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lepidomeda
vittata
1.9 100 3.5 0.25 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Meda fulgida 1.7 91 3.1 0.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Oncorhynchus
gilae apache
4.0 580 3.3 0.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Oncorhynchus
gilae gilae
3.4 350 2.6 0.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Plagopterus
argentissimus
1.9 100 3.4 0.50 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Poeciliopsis
occidentalis
occidentalis
NA 60 2.2 0.30 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Ptychocheilus
lucius
1.9 1800 4.7 0.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rhinichthys
cobitis
1.3 65 2.8 0.50 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Rhinichthys
osculus
1.5 110 2.7 0.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Xyrauchen
texanus
2.8 910 4.9 0.09 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Categorical assignments:
* 1 = < 1.9, 2 = 1.9–2.1, 3 = ≥ 2.1 mm
1 = < 150, 2 = 150–450, 3 = ≥ 450 mm
1 = ≤ 3.4, 2 = 3.4–4.1, 3 = > 4.1
§ 1 = ≤ 0.20, 2 = 0.20–0.33, 3 = > 0.33


LITERATURE CITED

Balon, E. K. 1975. Reproductive guilds of fishes: a proposal and definition. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 32:821–864.


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