|Oligochaetes of Karavasta Lagoon (Albania): preliminary results|
Casellato, S. (1999). Oligochaetes of Karavasta Lagoon (Albania): preliminary results. Hydrobiologia 406: 175-182
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
|Also published as |
- Casellato, S. (1999). Oligochaetes of Karavasta Lagoon (Albania): preliminary results, in: Healy, B.M. et al. (Ed.) Aquatic Oligochaetes: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaetes held in Presque Isle, Maine, USA, 18-22 August 1997. Developments in Hydrobiology, 139: pp. 175-182, more
In a study of the composition and structure of the benthic community of the Lagoon of Karavasta (Albania), carried out in June 1996, a peculiar distribution of oligochaetes was observed. Four species of tubificids were collected, together with 32 species of other benthic invertebrates (crustaceans, polychaetes, molluscs, nemerteans and chironomids). The oligochaete species found are well-known for the Adriatic coast. Their distribution in the lagoon was mostly restricted to a longitudinal zone near the sea and their densities decreased landwards, to be completely replaced by other faunal groups (particularly chironomids and molluscs). Zonation was distinct according to a salinity gradient and variable hydrodynamic and sediment characteristics.