, Volume 337, Issue 1–3, pp 183–186 | Cite as

The swimming behavior of planktonic crustaceans colonizing algal mats

  • Jan Igor Rybak


Laboratory experiments showed that both cladocerans and copepods are able to overcome a filamentous algae barrier, and are able to move within algal mats. This suggests that the crustaceans noted in large numbers in accumulations of algae actively colonize these mats and live inside of them.

Key words

Cladocera Copepoda filamentous algae swimming behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Igor Rybak
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  1. 1.Department of HydrobiologyUniversity of WarsawWarszawaPoland

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