Hydrobiologia

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 87–90

The ecology of the Turbellaria with special reference to the freshwater triclads

Authors

  • T. B. Reynoldson
    • Zoology Dept.Univ. College of North Wales
Ecology & Faunistics

DOI: 10.1007/BF00026166

Cite this article as:
Reynoldson, T.B. Hydrobiologia (1981) 84: 87. doi:10.1007/BF00026166

Abstract

To attempt a complete review of turbellarian ecology in the time and space available would result in superficiality. Therefore, I have restricted this account to the four basic ecological processes which have and continue to determine flatworm distribution and abundance. These are: (1) historical or zoogeographical events which permit or prevent a species from reaching a habitat; (2) physiological limitations of the species vis à vis the habitat; (3) access to suitable energy sources and (4) the effects of competition, predation and parasitism, referred to collectively as bionomic processes.

Keywords

TurbellariaTricladidaecologyfreshwater

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1981