|Comparison of different methods of water quality evaluation by means of oligochaetes|
Slepukhina, T.D. (1984). Comparison of different methods of water quality evaluation by means of oligochaetes. Hydrobiologia 115: 183-186
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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- Slepukhina, T.D. (1984). Comparison of different methods of water quality evaluation by means of oligochaetes, in: Bonomi, G. et al. (Ed.) Aquatic Oligochaeta: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaete Biology, held in Pallanza, Italy, September 21-24, 1982. Developments in Hydrobiology, 24: pp. 183-186, more
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Using as examples water bodies in different geographical zones (Lake Ladoga, the River Sukhona, shallow-water ponds of the North Caucasus) the known methods of water quality evaluation by means of oligochaetes are considered. There is no unique universal method of pollution bio-indication in this way. In water bodies of all types the mass development of oligochaetes and the reduction of their species diversity are indications of: (1) large quantities of organic matter; (2) favourable oxygen regime; (3) absence or insignificant quantity of heavy metal solids, petroleum substances and agricultural chemicals; (4) intensive self-purification of the water body.