Phytophilous macrofauna assessments in an important aquatic bird area: The Kis-Balaton protection system

C. S. Deák, D. Gór, G. Y. Lakatos

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Seventeen macrophyte species were sampled in the area of the Kis-Balaton Protection System in order to explore the composition and the quantitative characteristics of the macrofauna that colonize them. Neither the mean densities, nor taxa richness or diversities have shown significant differences. In all the samples of invertebrate macrofauna Chironomidae and Oligochaeta were found to be dominant. Accordingly the proportion of higher taxa, composite feeders and detritus feeders dominated in most of the samples. Ordination method was used to compare qualitatively the macrofauna composition and only the submerged Ceratophyllum demersum L. seemed to have a different taxon constitution, while the other macrophytes were more or less similar in this context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalActa Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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