, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 161–167 | Cite as

Some limnological observations of a temporary West Coast pan in Southern Africa: Rocher Pan

  • A. Coetzer


The mineral contents and some of the primary consumers of a temporary pan along the west coast of southern Africa are reported on. Tendential evidence suggests a change in composition and abundance of the entomostraca which could probably be related to floristic changes caused by the accumulation of salts.


Athalassic saline water temporary pan Crustacea Cladocera Copepoda Ostracoda 


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  • A. Coetzer
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  1. 1.Jonkershoek Nature Conservation StationStellenboschSouth Africa

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