Gastropod associations within Malham Tarn, Yorkshire


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    A survey of gastropod species associations was undertaken in one locus, i.e. Malham Tarn, Yorkshire. This ranged through both the major weed beds and the rocky shores. A semiquantitative analysis, in terms of both presence‐absence and relative abundance indices, suggested a clear distinction between the snail fauna present in the weed beds and that on the rocky shores, and also indicated a separation of faunas within these two major habitat types. The latter was closely correlated with degree of exposure. From this, and other evidence, it was suggested that wind, via wave action, may be a critical determinant of both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of biocoenotic structure in large bodies of fresh water.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)521-534
    Number of pages14
    JournalFreshwater Biology
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Dec 1973


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