Journal Article

March of the sculpin: measuring and predicting short‐term movement of banded sculpin Cottus carolinae

Wells, W.G., Johnson, T.C., Gebhard, A.E., Paine, R.T.R., Hix, L.A., Ferrell, H.N., Engle, A.N. and Perkin, J.S.

Record Number:
3949
Year:
2018
Journal:
Ecology of Freshwater Fish
Pages:
280-291
Volume:
26
Abstract:
Movement of fishes through space and time is critical for population regulation and community structuring, but the dispersal of many benthic stream fishes remains unstudied. We used passive integrated transponders to track the short‐term dispersal of 51 banded sculpin Cottus carolinae throughout a 600 m reach of Little Creek in central Tennessee during April and May. Our objectives were to assess the efficacy of recently developed dispersal models, evaluate temporal variability in movement and determine whether individuals switched between stationary and mobile movement behaviours. Observed movement distances did not differ from modelled leptokurtic dispersal kernels estimated using the fishmove package in the R Statistical Environment for 12 of 13 recapture occasions. Leptokurtic dispersal kernel parameters including the mobile component (σmob) and shared stationary component (p) were temporally dynamic and differed from static median values reported for fishes in fishmove, while the more abundant stationary component (σstat) showed agreement with fishmove. The recapture occasion during which model predictions were not validated was associated with a large flow pulse that stimulated increased movement at the population scale. At the individual scale, 28 of 51 fish switched between stationary and mobile dispersal behaviour and the frequency distribution of switches was leptokurtic. Collectively, our findings reveal an emergent property characterised by consistent upstream movement of banded sculpin despite variability in population‐scale responses to flow and individual‐scale switches in movement behaviour. This paradox represents the march of the sculpin, in which fish diffusively spread upstream at a constant rate despite multiscale variability in movement behaviours.
Times Cited:
1
Related Records:
Robins, C.R. (1954)
A taxonomic revision of the Cottus bairdi and Cottus carolinae species group in eastern North American (Pisces, Cottidae)
House, S. (1976)
Karst and cave distribution in Perry County
Peck, S.B. and Lewis, J.J. (1977)
Zoogeography and evolution of the subterranean invertebrate faunas of Illinois and southestern Missouri
Williams, J. D. and Howell, W. M. (1979)
An albino sculpin from a cave in the New River drainage of West Virginia (Pisces: Cottidae)
Vandike, J.E. (1985)
Movement of shallow groundwater in the Perryville karst area, Southeastern Missouri
Gardner, J.E. (1986)
Invertebrate fauna from Missouri caves and springs
Walsh, J. (1988)
Mystery Cave
Walsh, J. (1989)
Rimstone River Cave
Burr, B.M., Warren, M.L. and Paul, R.J. (1992)
Cavernicolous sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group from Mystery Cave, Missouri
Paul, R.J., Burr, B.M. and Warren, M.L. (1993)
Cavernicolous sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group from Perry County, Missouri: Cave-life phenomena or speciation ?
Krejca, J., Burr, B.M., Warren, M.L. and Paul, R.J. (1994)
Cavernicolous sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group (Pisces, Cottidae) from Perry County, Missouri
Krejca, J.K., Burr, B.M., Paul, R.J. and Warren, M.L. (1994)
Cavernicolous sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group (Pisces: Cottidae) from Perry County, Missouri
Krejca, J. (1994)
Field research to determine the distribution of a cave-adapted Sculpin (Osteichthyes: Cottidae)
Paul, R.J. (1994)
Aspects of cave adaptation in sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group (Cottidae) in Perry County, Missouri
Walsh, J. (1995)
Exploration of Rimstone River Cave
Coombs, S. (1999)
Signal detection theory, lateral‐line excitation patterns and prey capture behaviour of mottled sculpin
Coombs, S., Finneran, J.J. and Conley, R.A. (2000)
Hydrodynamic image formation by the peripheral lateral line system of the Lake Michigan mottled sculpin, Cottus bairdi.
Brison, L.L. (2001)
Experimental analysis of metabolic adaptation of Cottus carolinae in response to photoperiod and food availability
Burr, B.M., Adams, G.L., Krejca, J., Paul, R.J. and Warren, M.L. (2001)
Troglomorphic sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group in Perry County, Missouri: Distribution, external morphology and conservation status
Coombs, S., Braun, C.B. and Donovan, B. (2001)
The orienting response of Lake Michigan mottled sculpin is mediated by canal neuromasts.
Adams, G. and Burr, B.M (2001)
Troglomorphic Banded Sculpin (Cottus Carolinae) in Perry County, Missouri: Morphological variation and conservation status
Aley, T., Ashley, D.C., Elliott, W.R., McGlimsey, M., Weaver, D. and Beard, J. (2002)
Conserving Missouri's caves and karst
Elliott, W.R. (2003)
A guide to Missouri's cave life
Kanter, M.J. and Coombs, S. (2003)
Rheotaxis and prey detection in uniform currents by Lake Michigan mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi)
Robins, C.R. (2005)
Cottus kanawhae, a new cottid fish from the New River System of Virginia and West Virginia
Adams, G. (2005)
Morphology, genetics and physiology of a troglomorphic sculpin, Cottus carolinae
Kinziger, A.P., Wood, R.M. and Neely, D.A. (2005)
Molecular systematics of the genus Cottus (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae)
Niemiller, M.L., Glorioso, B.M. and Miller, B.T. (2006)
An eastern and subterranean maximum size record of the banded sculpin, Cottus carolinae, from Tennessee
Kerfoot, J.R. and Schaefer, J.F. (2006)
Ecomorphology and habitat utilization of Cottus species
Kinziger, A.P., Goodman, D.H. and Studebaker, R.S. (2007)
Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Ozark Highland members of the Banded Sculpin Cottus carolinae complex
Elliott, W.R. (2007)
Zoogeography and biodiversity of Missouri cave and karst
Aley, T., Aley, C., Moss, P. and Hertzler, T. (2008)
Hydrogeological characteristics of delineated recharge areas for 40 biologically significant cave and spring systems in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Illinois
Adams, G., Day, J., Gerken, J.E. and Johnson, C.R. (2008)
Population ecology of the Grotto Sculpin, Cottus carolinae, in Perry County, Missouri
Johnson, C.R., Day, J.L. and Adams, G. (2008)
Life history characteristics of Grotto Sculpin (Cottus carolinae) in cave and surface streams of Perry County, Missouri
Gerken, J.E. and Adams, G. (2008)
Habitat use by Grotto Sculpin (Cottus carolinae), a troglomorphic fish in Perry County, Missouri
Day, J.L., Johnson, C.R., Gerken, J.E. and Adams, G. (2008)
Population ecology of Grotto Sculpin (Cottus carolinae) in cave and resurgence streams
Fox, J.T., Adams, G.L., Sharum, M.and Steelman, K. (2010)
Passive sampling of bioavailable organic chemicals in Perry County, Missouri cave streams
Adams, G., Burr, B.M., Day, J. and Starkey, D.E. (2013)
Cottus specus, a new troglomophic species of Sculpin (Cottidae) from southeastern Missouri
Crabill, T., Simmons, B., Marquardt, S. and Salveter, A. (2013)
Recovering aquatic life in Missouri
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2013)
Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants: Determination of endangered species status for the Grotto Sculpin (Cottus specus) throughout its range
Perry County Community Economic and Environment Committee (2013)
Protecting our water to protect our community
Moss, P. (2013)
Recharge area delineations and hazard and vulnerability mapping in Perry County, Missouri
Crites, J., and Schubert, H. (2013)
Perry County karst project: Summary and future management implications for Grotto Sculpin.
Industrial Economics Incorporated (2013)
Economic analysis of critical habitat designation for the Grotto Sculpin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2013)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists the Grotto Sculpin as endangered
Day, J., Starkey, D.E., Adams, G., Brummett, S. and Keeney, D. (2014)
Population genetics of grotto sculpin (Cottus specus), a new cave-adapted fish species
Day, J., Starkey, D.E. and Gerken, J.E. (2014)
Prevalence of parasitism in the Grotto Sculpin (Cottus specus), a new species of cave-adapted fish from southeastern Missouri, USA
Day, J., Gerken, J.E. and Adams, G. (2016)
Population ecology and seasonal demography of endangered grotto sculpin (Cottus specus)
Fernholz, J. and Phelps, Q.E. (2016)
Influence of PIT tags on growth and survival of Banded Sculpin (Cottus carolinae): Implications for endangered Grotto Sculpin (Cottus specus)
Fernholz, J. (2017)
Influence of PIT tags on growth and survival of Banded Sculpin (Cottus carolinae): Implications for endangered Grotto Sculpin (Cottus specus)
Ruppert, J.L.W., James, P.M.A., Taylor, E.B., Rudlofsem, T., Veillard, M., Davis, C.S., Watkinson, D. and Poesch, M.S. (2017)
Riverscape genetic structure of a threatened and dispersal limited freshwater species, the Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Cottus sp.)
Gebhard, A.E and Perkin, J.S. (2017)
Assessing riverscape-scale variation in fish life history using banded sculpin (Cottus carolinae)
Baek, S.Y., Kang, J.H., Jo, S.H., Jang, J.E., Byeon, S.Y., Wang, J.H., Lee, H.G., Choi, J.K. and Lee, H.J. (2018)
Contrasting life histories contribute to divergent patterns of genetic diversity and population connectivity in freshwater sculpin fishes
Wells, W.G., Johnson, T.C., Gebhard, A.E., Paine, R.T.R., Hix, L.A., Ferrell, H.N., Engle, A.N. and Perkin, J.S. (2018)
March of the sculpin: measuring and predicting short‐term movement of banded sculpin Cottus carolinae
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2018)
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants - Designation of Critical Habitat for the Grotto Sculpin (Cottus Specus)
Fernholz, J. (2018)
Influence of Pit Tags on growth and survival of Banded Sculpin (Cottus carolinae): Implications for endangered Grotto Sculpin (Cottus Specus).
Niemiller, M.L., Taylor, S.J., Slay, M.E. and Hobbs, H.H. III (2019)
Biodiversity in the United States and Canada
Chowning, M.E. (2020)
Establishing a sampling protocol and investigating the life history of the federally endangered Grotto Sculpin (Cottus specus) in the karst systems of Perry County, Missouri