Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie Erlangen 1974

pp 183-185

Some Adaptations of the Desert Woodlouse Hemilepistus Reaumuri. (Isopoda, Oniscoidea) to Desert Environment

  • K. Eduard LinsenmairAffiliated withFachbereich Biologie, Universität

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The isopods discussed here live in steppes, semideserts and sporadically (Egypt, Algeria) real deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor. Occasionally too, they inhabit the marginal areas of salt lakes (‘chott’). Measurements of population density demonstrate that they often belong to the most successful inhabitants of their biotopes.