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Dick de Zwart, Scott D. Dyer, Leo Posthuma, and Charles P. Hawkins. 2006. Predictive models attribute effects on fish assemblages to toxicity and habitat alteration. Ecological Applications 16:1295–1310.

Appendix B (Table B1). A table summarizing the results of RIVPACS modeling for 1438 non-reference sites in terms of the ecological sensitivity of individual fish species as compared to the sensitivity derived by Barbour et al. (1999). Species are arbitrarily assigned tolerant (T) when the number of sites where they actually occur (SO) is exceeding the number of sites where they are expected (SE) with a factor of 1.25 (SO/SE > 1.25). Species are marked intolerant (I) when SO/SE < 0.75, and those with values between 0.75 and 1.25 are marked as neutral or intermediate (M). The "N" or "Y" (no or yes, respectively) refers to whether there is agreement between our SO/SE tolerance and that of Barbour et al. (1999).

Taxon

Mean predicted probability of capture

Number sites expected (SE)

Number sites observed (SO)

SO/SE

SO/SE tolerance

Tolerance assignment in USEPA RBP  (Barbour et al. 1999)

Tolerance agreement

Bluntnose minnow

0.86

1213

1138

0.94

M

T

N

Northern hog sucker

0.79

1120

868

0.77

M

I/M

Y

Central stoneroller

0.77

1085

873

0.80

M

M/T

Y

Rock bass

0.70

986

730

0.74

I

M/I

Y

White sucker

0.69

974

986

1.01

M

T

N

Rainbow darter

0.65

924

493

0.53

I

M/I

Y

Greenside darter

0.65

916

688

0.75

I

M/I

Y

Striped shiner

0.62

875

708

0.81

M

M/T

Y

Creek chub

0.61

858

803

0.94

M

T

N

Smallmouth bass

0.60

857

695

0.81

M

M/I

Y

Green sunfish

0.60

853

968

1.13

M

T/M

Y

Golden redhorse

0.58

818

623

0.76

M

M/I

Y

Spotfin shiner

0.55

775

767

0.99

M

M/T

Y

Bluegill sunfish

0.54

759

853

1.12

M

M/T

Y

Johnny darter

0.49

693

592

0.85

M

M

Y

Sand shiner

0.45

645

422

0.65

I

M

N

Longear sunfish

0.44

619

511

0.83

M

I/M

Y

Fantail darter

0.43

609

354

0.58

I

M

N

Largemouth bass

0.40

569

646

1.14

M

M/T

Y

Banded darter

0.37

519

253

0.49

I

I

Y

Silver shiner

0.35

500

274

0.55

I

I/T

Y

Logperch

0.34

475

328

0.69

I

M

N

Channel catfish

0.31

435

350

0.81

M

M

Y

Black redhorse

0.28

399

259

0.65

I

I

Y

Shorthead redhorse

0.27

388

238

0.61

I

M

N

Yellow bullhead

0.27

377

509

1.35

T

T/M

Y

Silver redhorse

0.23

330

256

0.78

M

M

Y

Blacknose dace

0.23

328

330

1.01

M

T

N

Silverjaw minnow

0.23

324

246

0.76

M

M/T

Y

Freshwater drum

0.21

302

205

0.68

I

M

N

Rosyface shiner

0.21

291

136

0.47

I

I

Y

Mottled sculpin

0.20

290

170

0.59

I

I/M

Y

River chub

0.19

270

150

0.55

I

I/M

Y

Quillback carpsucker

0.18

249

238

0.96

M

M/T

Y

Stonecat madtom

0.17

246

112

0.46

I

I/M

Y

Rosefin shiner

0.17

239

142

0.59

I

M

N

Mimic shiner

0.16

227

40

0.18

I

I/M

Y

Grass pickerel

0.16

226

181

0.80

I

M

N

Orangespotted sunfish

0.16

224

184

0.82

M

M

Y

Spotted bass

0.15

219

153

0.70

I

M

N

Pumpkinseed sunfish

0.14

203

230

1.13

M

M

Y

Spotted sucker

0.14

198

173

0.87

M

M/I

Y

Black crappie

0.13

190

152

0.80

M

M

Y

Blackstripe topminnow

0.13

177

98

0.55

I

M

N

White crappie

0.12

169

228

1.35

T

M/T

Y

Steelcolor shiner

0.11

161

80

0.50

I

M/I

Y

Hornyhead chub

0.11

159

52

0.33

I

I/M

Y

Suckermouth minnow

0.11

157

170

1.08

M

M

Y

Variegate darter

0.11

153

35

0.23

I

I/M

Y

Sauger

0.09

127

86

0.68

I

M

N

Emerald shiner

0.09

122

140

1.15

M

M

Y

Orangethroat darter

0.08

117

119

1.02

M

M

Y

Common shiner

0.08

115

141

1.23

M

M

Y

Warmouth sunfish

0.07

106

64

0.60

I

M

N

Fathead minnow

0.07

104

114

1.09

M

T

N

Yellow perch

0.07

100

87

0.87

M

M

Y

River carpsucker

0.07

94

119

1.27

T

M

N

Brook silverside

0.06

91

55

0.61

I

M/I

Y

Brindled madtom

0.06

91

31

0.34

I

I/M

Y

South. redbelly dace

0.06

83

59

0.71

I

M/I

Y

Golden shiner

0.06

83

113

1.37

T

T

Y

Black bullhead

0.06

82

68

0.83

M

M/T

Y

Redfin shiner

0.05

78

129

1.66

T

M/T

Y

Gravel chub

0.05

75

54

0.72

I

M/I

Y

River redhorse

0.05

75

48

0.64

I

I

Y

Tadpole madtom

0.04

62

45

0.72

I

M/I

Y

Dusky darter

0.04

61

22

0.36

I

M

N

Trout-perch

0.04

60

53

0.88

I

M

N

Amer brook lamprey

0.04

56

16

0.29

I

I

Y

Redside dace

0.04

52

17

0.32

I

I

Y

Streamline chub

0.04

50

12

0.24

I

I

Y

Bigeye chub

0.03

48

22

0.45

I

I/M

Y

Flathead catfish

0.03

48

114

2.38

T

M

N

Northern pike

0.03

47

37

0.78

T

M/I

N

Bowfin

0.03

40

13

0.33

I

M/T

N

Eastern sand darter

0.02

35

7

0.20

I

I

Y

Brown bullhead

0.02

30

40

1.33

T

T/M

Y

Black buffalo

0.02

28

38

1.37

T

M/I

N

Slenderhead darter

0.02

28

10

0.36

I

I

Y

Smallmouth buffalo

0.02

28

91

3.27

T

M/I

N

White bass

0.02

28

90

3.24

T

M/T

Y

Bluebreast darter

0.02

23

3

0.13

I

I

Y

Tippecanoe darter

0.02

23

6

0.26

I

I

Y

Tonguetied minnow

0.02

22

12

0.54

I

I/M

Y

Central mudminnow

0.01

21

20

0.95

T

T

Y

Walleye

0.01

20

41

2.00

T

M

N

Least brook lamprey

0.01

17

28

1.63

T

M/I

N

Highfin carpsucker

0.01

14

34

2.45

T

I/M

N

Longnose gar

0.01

14

55

3.96

T

M

N

Mooneye

0.01

14

10

0.72

ND

I

ND

Silver lamprey

0.01

14

5

0.36

ND

M

N

Bigmouth buffalo

0.01

11

26

2.31

T

M

N

Bullhead minnow

0.01

11

52

4.61

T

M

N

Ghost shiner

0.01

11

4

0.35

ND

M/I

ND

Greater redhorse

0.01

11

13

1.22

M

I

N

Muskellunge

0.01

11

10

0.94

T

M/I

N

Least darter

0.01

9

12

1.31

ND

M/I

ND

Spotted darter

0.01

9

0

0

ND

I

ND

American eel

0.00

0

2

ND

ND

M/T

ND

Bigmouth shiner

0.00

0

16

ND

T

M

N

Blue sucker

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

I

ND

Brook stickleback

0.00

0

7

ND

ND

M/I

ND

Channel shiner

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

M

ND

Common carp

0.00

0

803

ND

T

T

Y

Creek chubsucker

0.00

0

8

ND

ND

M/T/I

ND

Gizzard shad

0.00

0

499

ND

T

M/T

Y

Goldeye

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

I

ND

Longnose dace

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

I/M

ND

Mountain madtom

0.00

0

4

ND

ND

I

ND

Northern madtom

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

I

ND

Popeye shiner

0.00

0

2

ND

ND

I

ND

Shortnose gar

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

M

ND

Silver chub

0.00

0

5

ND

ND

M/I

ND

Skipjack herring

0.00

0

10

ND

ND

M

ND

Spottail shiner

0.00

0

13

ND

ND

M/I

ND

Threadfin shad

0.00

0

2

ND

ND

M

ND

Western banded killifish

0.00

0

1

ND

ND

T/M

ND

LITERATURE CITED  

Barbour, M. T., J. Gerritsen, B. D. Snyder, and J. B. Stribling. 1999. Rapid bioassessment protocols for use in streams and wadeable rivers: periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish. Second edition. Report EPA 841-B-99-002 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington, D.C., USA.



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