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Inland Water Biology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 126–134 | Cite as

Distribution of amphibiotic insects of different trophic groups in mountainous and steppe rivers of Western Tuva

  • L. V. Petrozhitskaya
  • V. I. Rodkina
  • V. V. Zaika
Zooplankton, Zoobenthos, and Zooperiphyton

Abstract

The distribution of preimaginal stages of amphibiotic insects (mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and black flies) in the running waters of the mountain-steppe landscapes of western Tuva has been investigated. The basin of the Hemchik River is 500–2200 meters above sea level. The taxonomic composition and spatial distribution are determined; higlnnountain, middle- mountain and low-nountain plain types of communities are detailed. The trophic structure of amphibiotic communities is analyzed along the ecological profiles from the upper to the lower reaches of the rivers.

Key words

amphibiotic insects taxonomic and trophic structures spatial distribution mountains and steppe rivers of Western Tuva 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. V. Petrozhitskaya
    • 1
  • V. I. Rodkina
    • 1
  • V. V. Zaika
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Tuva Institute for the Exploration of Natural Resources, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKyzylRussia

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