Saturday, 12 October 2013

Delta Smelt

Delta smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus, is an endangered slender-bodied smelt, approximately 5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in) long, in the Osmeridae family. Endemic to the upper Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary of California, it mainly inhabits the freshwater-saltwater mixing zone of the estuary, except during its spawning season when it migrates upstream to freshwater following winter "first flush" flow events (approximately March to May).

 Delta Smelt
 Delta Smelt
 Delta Smelt
 Delta Smelt
 Delta Smelt Facts

    Choose :
  • OR
  • To comment
No comments:
Write comments