Rotifers as indicators of lake types in Estonia

  • Aare Mäemets
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)


Data on the pelagic rotifer fauna in 10 Estonian lakes accumulated for 20 years, as well as published data are analysed. It is possible to distinguish three main indicator groups among rotifers: (1) for oligo- and mesotrophic lakes (Ploesoma hudsoni, Keratella serrulata, Synchaeta grandis, Asplanchna herricki, Ascomorpha ovalis, Gastropus stylifer, Conochilus hippocrepsis); (2) for meso- and eutrophic lakes (Trichocerca capucina, Filinia longiseta, F. limnetica, Keratella quadrata, K cochlearis tecta, K.c. hispida, Polyarthra euryptera, Keratella hiemalis, Trichocerca porcellus, T. pusilla); (3) for eutrophic lakes (Brachionus spp., Anuraeopsis fissa, Pompholyx sulcata, P. complanata, Trichocerca cylindrica, Hexarthra mira).


rotifers indicators of trophy indicators of lake types 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aare Mäemets
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  1. 1.Institute of Zoology and BotanyEstonian S.S.R. Academy of SciencesTartuUSSR

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