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The food preference of vendace (Coregonus albula) in South Swedish forest lakes including the predation effect on zooplankton populations

  • Stellan F. Hamrin


Vendace (Coregonus albula, L.) is in the southern part of its distribution area during the summer period restricted to hypolimnion. Food is dominated by Bosmina coregoni and Daphnia sp. The selectivity index is highest for large cladocerans and large copepods.

The pelagic crustacean fauna in vendace lakes is dominated by small species like Bosmina coregoni, Daphnia cristata, Thermocyclops and Mesocyclops sp. and Eudiaptomus sp. During periods of maximum vendace abundance only Bosmina coregoni is left of the cladocerans, while the abundance of cyclopoid copepods increases.


forest water ecosystems Coregonus albula food selection predation effects Bosmina coregoni 


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  • Stellan F. Hamrin
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  1. 1.Institute of LimnologyUniversity of LundLundSweden

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