de Gaudemar, et al, 2000


de Gaudemar, B. and Schroder, S.L. and Beall, E.P. (2000) Nest placement and egg distribution in Atlantic salmon redds. Env. Biol. Fish., pp. 37-47

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Salmo salar Spawning conditions Homing Return to their natal streams to spawn Present
Salmo salar Spawning conditions Spawning water type Redds are commonly located in pool-riffle transition zones. Such sites have comparitively high water velocities, down or upwelling flows and corase gravels Flowing or turbulent water
Salmo salar Spawning conditions Spawning substrate Zones of cleaned gravel particles Lithophils
Salmo salar Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation Each female constructed 7 to 11 nests over a period of 3 to 5 days [In other studies, atlantic salmon build larger numbers of redds and nests, with some females constructing from 8 to 17 seperate nests within 1 to 9 redds] Susbtrate chooser