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Macrozoobenthos of Lake Verevi

  • Henn Timm
  • Tõnu Möls
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Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 182)

Abstract

An overview on studies of macrozoobenthos in the small, hard-water, stratified and hypertrophic Lake Verevi (South-Eastern Estonia) is given. The list of macroinvertebrates comprises at least 105 taxa. In the open water habitats, the biomass and abundance of macrozoobenthos (except the phantom midge Chaoborus flavicans) was rather constant beginning from the epilimnion up to the upper hypolimnion (depth 2–4 m), but very low in the lower hypolimnion (depth 6 m), which was inhabited mainly by Chaoborus. Comparison with long-term reference data from other Estonian lakes, belonging to similar limnological types, indicated that the total biomass and abundance (without Chaoborus) in the profundal of Verevi were very low.

Key words

macrozoobenthos lake stratification Estonia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henn Timm
    • 1
  • Tõnu Möls
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Zoology and BotanyEstonian Agricultural UniversityTartu CountyEstonia
  2. 2.Institute of Zoology and BotanyEstonian Agricultural UniversityTartuEstonia

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