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Author(s): Muskó, I. B.
Title: Amphipoda species found in Lake Balaton since 1897
Year: 1992
Publication date: 1992-09-30
Volume: 7
Pages: 59-64.

Abstract: Since the first publication on Amphipoda in Lake Balaton (1897) altogether 8 species were found in different habitats of the lake. The species composition changed from time to time. In the 1980s 3 Pontocaspian amphipods (Corophium curvispinum, Dikerogammarus haemobaphes and D. villosus) were found on the submerged macrophytes and on the stones of the littoral zone. We studied the life history and measured the biomass of C. curvispinum and D. haemobaphes on the submerged macrophyte Myriophillum spicatum near Tihany Peninsula. Both amphipods reproduce from May (C. curvispinum till October, D. haemobaphes till the middle of August). They produce two generations in a year. Biomass of C. curvispinum and D. haemobaphes was roughly 11 and 0.1 g animal dry wt per m, respectively, in an area covered by M. spicatum in August 1986.
Keywords: Lake Balaton, biomass, Amphipoda, Corophium, Dikerogammarus

Journal: Miscellanea zoologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.
ISSN: 0230-9017
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Forró, L., Bankovics, A., Demeter, A., Korsós, Z., Murai, É., Pintér, L. & Matskási, I.