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for Brimleyana Vol. Issue 9, June 1983
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A new species of woodland salamander, Plethodon aureoles, occurs between the Little Tennessee and Hiwassee rivers on the western slopes of the Unicoi Mountains and nearby lowlands in southeastern Tennessee and adjacent North Carolina. It is a member of the Plethodon glutinosus group of salamanders in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Two species of Thunnus, the yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and the blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus), are highly esteemed food and sport fish found in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. To obtain more data pertinent to the management of these fish, a study examined the stomach content of fishes collected at Oregon Inlet, Hatteras, North Carolina between 19809 and 1982.
The spotfin killifish (Fundulus luciae) is found sporadically in brackish coastal waters and marsh pools on Shackleford Banks and along the Newport River, Carteret County, North Carolina. This study documents the distribution and describes the habitat preference of the killifish on a salt marsh in southeastern North Carolina.
Fourteen species of reptiles were found in a year-long study of lower Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, North Carolina. Several of these species represented significant range extensions. A combination of exposed rock for basking, deep fissures, and warmer night and winter temperatures is probably responsible for the continued presence of these species well outside their known ranges.
The macrobenthos of Cane Creek, in the Piedmont Plateau of North Carolina, have been sampled by several investigators. This information was combined to generate a list of invertebrate taxa, which could be used as an environmental assessment tool. Average taxa richness and diversity shows little variability across a wide range of North Carolina streams.
As part of a program to learn more about the status and ecology of bobcat populations in North Carolina, this study examined bobcat food habits based on analyses of trapper-harvested carcasses. Stomach contents were analyzed and the results summarized by physiographic regions, sex and age.