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Volume 68, Issue 2


Life history and secondary production of Electrogena ujhelyii (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) in a small forest stream in West Carpathians

Kvetoslava Bottová
  • Department of Ecology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, B-2 Mlynská Dolina, SK-84215, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2013-02-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-013-0146-x


In this study we focused on life history parameters of Electrogena ujhelyii. We studied life cycle, nymphal growth pattern, biomass and secondary production in a small, calcareous stream in Malé Karpaty Mts (West Carpathians). The life cycle was univoltine with a large range in the size of nymphs during most samples dates. Mean annual density was 40 ind. m−2 and the annual secondary production reached 183 mg DW m−2 y−1. There are no published data available on the secondary production values of this species, therefore these are the first published data.

Keywords: mayfly; larval growth; density; production; Slovakia

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Published Online: 2013-02-23

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Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 68, Issue 2, Pages 319–323, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-013-0146-x.

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