Diel vertical migration and feeding rhythm of Daphnia longispina and Bosmina corexoni in Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

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Diel vertical migration (DVM) and diel feeding rhythm of two cladocerans, Daphnia longispina and Bosmina coregoni were investigated at the pelagic area of Lake Toya (Hokkaido, Japan) in May, August and October 1992. Both species performed ‘nocturnal’ DVM. The amplitude of DVM, however, became smaller from May to October. Such seasonal variations in DVM could not be explained by light penetration and/or water temperature. The two species had a clear feeding rhythm; they fed at night in May and October but also after sunrise in August. These feeding rhythms appeared to be related to the light-dark cycle, but were not necessarily associated with their DVM. We suggest that the diel feeding rhythm and DVM are regulated independently by light cues.

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Makino, W., Haruna, H. & Ban, S. Diel vertical migration and feeding rhythm of Daphnia longispina and Bosmina corexoni in Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan. Hydrobiologia 337, 133–143 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00028514

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Key words

  • Diel vertical migration
  • feeding rhythm
  • Cladocera
  • Daphnia longispina
  • Bosmina coregoni
  • Lake Toya