An “aquatic” millipede from a Central Amazonian inundation forest

  title={An “aquatic” millipede from a Central Amazonian inundation forest},
  author={J. Adis},
  • J. Adis
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
SummaryAdvanced juvenile stages and subadults ofGonographis adisi (Pyrgodesmidae, Diplopoda) pass annual flooding periods of 5–6 months under loose bark of submerged tree trunks in a black-water inundation forest near Manaus. Animals graze on algae and show cutaneous respiration, with an uptake of dissolved oxygen greater than 10 μl/mg dry weight/h. Some subadults become adults during the following non-inundation period and reproduce. Most of their progeny reach the subadult stage before the… Expand

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