|The distribution of chironomid larvae in relation to chloride concentration in a brackish water region of the Netherlands|
Parma, S.; Krebs, B.P.M. (1977). The distribution of chironomid larvae in relation to chloride concentration in a brackish water region of the Netherlands. Hydrobiologia 52(1): 117-126
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
Environmental effects; Water analysis; Chironomidae [WoRMS]; Chironomus halophilus Kieffer [WoRMS]; Chironomus plumosus; Chironomus salinarius Kieffer, 1915 [WoRMS]; Netherlands [Marine Regions]; Brackish water
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Drainage ditches are a familiar and common habitat in the Netherlands. Until recently however they have been the focus of few ecological studies. Extensive studies on Walcheren, a brackish water region of The Netherlands, have shown that chironomid larvae form a major component of the animal communities in the mud. The spatial distribution of some of these species can be correlated with the chloride concentrations of the water. Biometric data are included for the species Chironomus salinarius, C. halophilus and C. plumosus.