, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 309–314

A note on the hatching and viability ofCeriodaphnia ephippia collected from lake sediment

  • Christian Moritz
Ecology, Population Studies & History


Ephippia ofCeriodaphnia pulchella Sars were collected at 2 sites from successive sediment layers.

Hatching observed in the laboratory gave information about the duration of their viability. Conclusions about the hatching situation in the lake were drawn from the ratio of intact to total ephippia at various lake depths. The results are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Moritz
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  1. 1.Abteilung für LimnologieInstitut für ZoologieInnsbruckAustria

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