Date of Award
Master of Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
David A. Etnier
James T. Tanner, J. Larry Wilson
This paper summarizes the results of seventy-two collections made by the author along Georgia and Tennessee portions of the Hiwassee River. The more interesting species are listed and possible habitat preferences shown by these species are noted.
A discussion of the distribution of fishes within the various tributaries of the Hiwassee is presented, as are possible reasons for the absence of fishes from certain tributary systems.
The problems associated with the taxonomy of the species of the Genera Cottus and Hypentelium are also examined.
The results of this research indicate some of the possible effects of the isolation of the fishes of the Ocoee and Toccoa Rivers.
Hitch, Robert Knapp, "Distribution of the Fishes of the Hiwaaee River System-Ecological and Taxonomic Considerations. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1971.