Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Gerald DeMoss

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This distributional study of the aquatic macroinvertebrates of the Big Sandy River Basin was based on a review of published literatu re and utilized other professional sources. Data generated include 493 taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates from the Big Sandy River and its tributaries and from adjacent drainages within the counties of the Big Sandy River Basin. Taxa represented in the study, including the 360 taxa occurring within the Levisa Fork Drainage, are generally distributed fauna in the eastern United States and none of t hese representatives are considered as rare, th reatened or endangered.



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