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Titel (primär) Review of benthic invertebrate fauna in extremely acidic environments (pH ≤ 3)
Autor Rodrigues, G.G.; Scharf, B.W.;
Journal / Serie Mine Water and the Environment
Erscheinungsjahr 2001
Department SEEFO; GM;
Band/Volume 20
Heft 3
Sprache englisch;
Abstract Some benthic invertebrate species are able to colonise habitats in extremely acidic waters. We compiled a list of acid-resistant benthic invertebrates from the literature and extended it by studying extremely acidic mining lakes in eastern Germany. Acid-resistant species were registered for some habitats with pH ≤ 3, such as volcanic lakes, acid strip streams, and acidic mining lakes. Twenty nine taxa were found in waters with pH below 3. Diptera comprised 48.3% of the total number of taxa, followed by Coleoptera with 10.3%, Trichoptera 10.3%, Ephemeroptera, Megaloptera, and Plecoptera each with 6.9%, and Odonata, Hirudinea, and Acari each with 3.5%. Chironomus (Diptera: Chironomidae) were the most common genus in extremely acidic environments with 9 species. In Germany, Chironomus crassimanus was found to be the most abundant species in extremely acidic mining lakes. Generally, aquatic insects were the most common group of benthic invertebrates.
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Rodrigues, G.G., Scharf, B.W. (2001):
Review of benthic invertebrate fauna in extremely acidic environments (pH ≤ 3)
Mine Water Environ. 20 (3), 114 - 121