An Annotated Bibliography of Research on Coarse and Salmonid Fish (Excluding Salmon and Trout) found in Fresh Water in Scotland

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1993
Authors:J. W. Treasurer, Mills D. H.
Journal:Freshw. Forum. J. Freshw. Biol. Assoc.

Non-salmonid "coarse" fish are widespread and abundant in Scotland (e.g. Maitland {&} Campbell 1992) but little scientific research has been done on them, compared with the extensive work on the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and populations of brown and sea trout (Salmo trutta). Nevertheless, coarse fishes interact with salmonids and there is growing concern that unwanted introductions, such as ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) in Loch Lomond (see below), are threatening the native fish fauna of Scotland. Some major points about the ecological role of coarse fish in Scotland were made by J.W.T. in a brief article published in Freshwater Forum, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 20-25, (Coarse fish in Scotland: a threat or a resource?). Here we provide a more extensive annotated bibliography to a full list of species occurring in Scotland, to highlight what is known about them and to indicate potential areas for further research.

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