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

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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.

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Panis, L.I., Goddeeris, B. & Verheyen, R. The hemoglobin concentration ofChironomus cf.Plumosus l. (Diptera: Chironomidae) larvae from two lentic habitats. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology 29, 1–4 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02061785

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Keywords

  • Chironomidae
  • hemoglobin
  • oxygen
  • respiration
  • spatial distribution