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Some oligochaetes from Lake Michigan

Transactions of the American Microscopical Society

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Abstract

Twenty-six species of Tubificidae, 12 Naididae, and 1 Lumbriculidae were found in three regions of Lake Michigan- Green Bay, the southern end of the lake proper, and the harbor at Ludington, Michigan. One new naidid species is described. Methods of identification of some species are discussed and illustrated. The abundance of oligochaetes and distribution of certain species vary with depth and location. Data are presented on the effects of the environment on the distribution of certain species. The presence or absence of some species reflected the quality of the environment; some were prevalent in polluted waters whereas others were restricted or absent. Possible changes in composition and abundance of species are outlined if organic enrichment increases in Lake Michigan.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Some oligochaetes from Lake Michigan
Series title:
Transactions of the American Microscopical Society
Volume:
86
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1967
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
22 p.
First page:
433
Last page:
454
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N