The distribution of aquatic oligochaetes in brackish inland waters in the SW Netherlands

P.F.M. Verdonschot*, M. Smies, A.B.J. Sepers

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Abstract

Macrobenthic fauna was sampled in inland waters with unstable environmental parameters in the SW Netherlands. The distribution of 23 species of aquatic oligochaetes was related to chlorinity. Oligochaetes and other macrofaunal taxa were grouped by cluster analysis. Brackish-marine oligochaetes appeared to have a similarly large tolerance for chlorinity variations, as is known for the better researched euryhaline macrofauna.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1982
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • brackish water
  • chlorinity
  • cluster analysis
  • macrofauna
  • Oligochaeta

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