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Bosmina longirostris


Wikipedia Abstract

Bosmina longirostris is a species of water flea found in the Great Lakes and Central Europe. It is found in the plankton near the shoreline of lakes and ponds.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Okavango Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Floodplain Rivers and Wetland Complexes    


Prey / Diet

Chroococcus dispersus[1]
Elakatothrix genevensis[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Daphnia galeata (waterflea)1


External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food web topology and parasites in the pelagic zone of a subarctic lake, Per-Arne Amundsen, Kevin D. Lafferty, Rune Knudsen, Raul Primicerio, Anders Klemetsen and Armand M. Kuris, Journal of Animal Ecology 2009, 78, 563–572
3Seasonal feeding activity and ontogenetic dietary shifts in crucian carp, Carassius carassius, Olli-Pekka Penttinen & Ismo J. Holopainen, Environmental Biology of Fishes 33: 215-221, 1992.
4Diet and feeding habits of Economidichthys pygmaeus (Perciformes: Gobiidae) in Lake Pamvotis, NW Greece, Ch. Gkenas, S. Malavasi and I. Leonardos, J. Appl. Ichthyol. (2011), 1–7
5Life History and Status of Delta Smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, California, PETER B. MOYLE, BRUCE HERBOLD, DONALD E. STEVENS AND LEE W. MILLER, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 121:67-77, 1992
6Marshall, B.E. (1980) Aspects of the ecology of the crustacean zooplankton in the Sanyati Basin, Lake Kariba. Kariba, Zimbabwe, Department of National Parks and Wild Life Management , 7pp. (Lake Kariba Fisheries Research Institute Project Report,35)
7Azoulay, B. and M. Gophen, 1992. Feeding habits of larval Mirogrex terraesanctae (Steinitz, 1952) in Lake Kinneret I. Field study. Hydrobiologia 246(3):243-249
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0