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Tasmania revisited: rotifer communities and habitat heterogeneity

  • R. J. Shiel
  • W. Koste
  • L. W. Tan
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 52)

Abstract

The results of four field surveys for Rotifera in Tasmania are summarized. Most new species and records in a 1987 survey were from acid waters (pH < 4.0) of dune lakes on the west coast (42° S). Marked intra-and interhabitat differences in rotifer communities of lakes and ponds were demonstrated by cluster analysis and related to habitat heterogeneity.

Key words

rotifers Tasmania dune lakes endemism 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Shiel
    • 1
  • W. Koste
    • 2
  • L. W. Tan
    • 3
  1. 1.Murray-Darling Freshwater Research CentreAlburyAustralia
  2. 2.QuakenbrückGermany
  3. 3.Western Mining CorporationUnleyAustralia

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