Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 1–4 | Cite as

The hemoglobin concentration ofChironomus cf.Plumosus l. (Diptera: Chironomidae) larvae from two lentic habitats

  • Luc Int Panis
  • Boudewijn Goddeeris
  • Rudolf Verheyen


Hemoglobin concentrations ofChironomus cf.plumosus larvae were measured in two different habitats of the same pond. Larger larvae have higher hemoglobin concentrations than small larvae. There is strong indication that the animals of poorly oxygenated deep water, have higher hemoglobin concentrations than the animals from the well-oxygenated littoral zone.


Chironomidae hemoglobin oxygen respiration spatial distribution 


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© Journal of the Netherlands Society of Aquatic Ecology 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luc Int Panis
    • 1
  • Boudewijn Goddeeris
    • 2
  • Rudolf Verheyen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Freshwater BiologyK.B.I.N.BrusselsBelgium

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