Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany)

Traunspurger W, Witthöft-Mühlmann A, Höss S (2021)
Nematology 23(1): 69-87.

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Traunspurger, WalterUniBi; Witthöft-Mühlmann, André; Höss, SebastianUniBi
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Summary - This study investigated the abundance, biomass, species richness, species distribution and feeding types of free-living nematodes in Lake Constance, a deep, oligotrophic lake in Germany. Three water depth zones, the sublittoral (13-30 m water depth), profundal (31-99 m) and deep profundal (100-250 m), were distinguished and 16 sites from each water depth zone were sampled. A high nematode species richness was determined at all three zones, with 129 species in the sublittoral, 113 in the profundal and 92 in the deep profundal. In total, 171 nematode species were identified in this study. The dominant species (relative abundance > 5%) in all water depths were Ethmolaimus pratensis , Eumonhystera filiformis , E. longicaudatula , E. vulgaris and E. andrassyi , Hofmaenneria brachystoma , Ironus tenuicaudatus , Monhystera paludicola / stagnalis , Prismatolaimus intermedius and Tobrilus gracilis . High mean densities of 507-730 indiv. 10 cm −2 were found at each water depth, with a mean overall density of 627 indiv. 10 cm −2 . The high abundance resulted in a high mean biomass (1.19 mg wet weight 10 cm −2 ; range 0.92-1.37 mg wet weight 10 cm −2 ) for nematodes in Lake Constance. Deposit feeders were the dominant feeding type at all water depth zones (51.7%), followed by epistrate feeders (17.6%), chewers-omnivores (15.9%) and chewers-predators (11.0%). Suction feeders accounted for <4% in the lake as a whole. The structure of the nematode communities in the three zones correlated with sediment texture (water content, clay content), as well as total sulphur and nutrient-related parameters (ATP, bacteria, algae, C:N ratio).
Erscheinungsjahr
2021
Zeitschriftentitel
Nematology
Band
23
Ausgabe
1
Seite(n)
69-87
eISSN
1388-5545, 1568-5411
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2950869

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Traunspurger W, Witthöft-Mühlmann A, Höss S. Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany). Nematology. 2021;23(1):69-87.
Traunspurger, W., Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., & Höss, S. (2021). Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany). Nematology, 23(1), 69-87. doi:10.1163/15685411-bja10030
Traunspurger, W., Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., and Höss, S. (2021). Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany). Nematology 23, 69-87.
Traunspurger, W., Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., & Höss, S., 2021. Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany). Nematology, 23(1), p 69-87.
W. Traunspurger, A. Witthöft-Mühlmann, and S. Höss, “Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany)”, Nematology, vol. 23, 2021, pp. 69-87.
Traunspurger, W., Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., Höss, S.: Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany). Nematology. 23, 69-87 (2021).
Traunspurger, Walter, Witthöft-Mühlmann, André, and Höss, Sebastian. “Free-living nematode communities in a large and deep oligotrophic lake in Europe: comparison of different depth zones of Lake Constance (Germany)”. Nematology 23.1 (2021): 69-87.

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