Records of chironomidae larvae living on other aquatic animals in Brazil

Abstracts

In this study, we report forty-nine cases of Chironomidae larvae living on other animals in Brazilian aquatic ecosystems, including a wide range of hosts, such as hydrozoans, snails, insects and fish. We also discuss some empirical difficulties to establish the ecological interactions between chironomids and their hosts.

Chironomidae; aquatic insects; mollusks; fish; ecological interaction; hosts


Neste estudo nós reportamos 49 ocorrências de larvas de Chironomidae vivendo sobre o corpo de outros organismos aquáticos, tais como hidrozoários, moluscos, insetos e peixes, em ambientes aquáticos brasileiros. Nós também discutimos algumas dificuldades práticas para se estabelecer o tipo de interação ecológica entre Chironomidae e seus hospedeiros.

Chironomidae; insetos aquáticos; moluscos; interações ecológicas; hospedeiros


Records of chironomidae larvae living on other aquatic animals in Brazil

Fabio de Oliveira Roque*, Susana Trivinho-Strixino, Mário Jancso**, Evelise N. Fragoso

Programa de Pós Graduação em Ecologia e Recursos Naturais, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Laboratório de Entomologia Aquática / Depto de Hidrobiologia / UFSCar, SP, Brasil, CEP: 13565-905, Cx. Postal 676. 3. Phone: 16-2608316.* Corresponding author. E-mail address: pfor@iris.ufscar.br ** Cientistas Associados. Ltda.

ABSTRACT

In this study, we report forty-nine cases of Chironomidae larvae living on other animals in Brazilian aquatic ecosystems, including a wide range of hosts, such as hydrozoans, snails, insects and fish. We also discuss some empirical difficulties to establish the ecological interactions between chironomids and their hosts.

Key words: Chironomidae, aquatic insects, mollusks, fish, ecological interaction, hosts

RESUMO

Neste estudo nós reportamos 49 ocorrências de larvas de Chironomidae vivendo sobre o corpo de outros organismos aquáticos, tais como hidrozoários, moluscos, insetos e peixes, em ambientes aquáticos brasileiros. Nós também discutimos algumas dificuldades práticas para se estabelecer o tipo de interação ecológica entre Chironomidae e seus hospedeiros.

Palavras-chave: Chironomidae, insetos aquáticos, moluscos, interações ecológicas, hospedeiros

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Date Received 03/16/2004

Revised 08/26/2004

Accepted 09/08/2004

ISSN 1676-0611

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    07 June 2013
  • Date of issue
    2004

History

  • Reviewed
    26 Aug 2004
  • Received
    16 Mar 2004
  • Accepted
    08 Sept 2004
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