First record of Daphnia lumholtzi Sars in the Great Lakes

Journal of Great Lakes Research



Adults of the cladoceran Daphnia lumholtzi, native to Australia, Africa, and parts of Asia, were first collected in August 1999 in Lake Erie. Individuals were collected near East Harbor State Park, Lakeside, Ohio from vertical plankton net tows. The average number of D. lumholtzi that were found (0.03/L) indicate that D. lumholtzi is beginning to establish itself in Lake Erie. The morphology of this Daphnia differs greatly from native species because of its elongated head and tail spine. This sighting is important because it acknowledges yet another exotic invader into the Great Lakes basin and it also shows that this, normally, warm water species continues to expand its range northward.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title First record of Daphnia lumholtzi Sars in the Great Lakes
Series title Journal of Great Lakes Research
DOI 10.1016/S0380-1330(00)70698-8
Volume 26
Issue 3
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 352
Last page 354
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