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The relationship between habitat complexity and emergence time in damselflies

Author:
Tavares, Rafael Israel Santos, Mandelli, Aline M., Mazão, Gustavo Rincon, Guillermo-Ferreira, Rhainer
Source:
Limnologica 2017 v.65 pp. 1-3
ISSN:
0075-9511
Subject:
Zygoptera, aquariums, aquatic animals, biodiversity, habitats, larvae, mortality, rearing
Abstract:
Environments with higher complexity harbor a greater biodiversity and can directly influence on certain behaviors of aquatic animals. Here, we tested whether habitat complexity predicts odonate larvae emergence and mortality rates by rearing larvae in aquaria with or without artificial complexity. The results show a shorter emergence time in more complex environments, and a higher mortality rate on less complex habitats.
Agid:
5729769