Biomass and productivity of the freshwater sponge Metania spinata (Carter, 1881) (Demospongiae: Metaniidae) in a Brazilian reservoir

@article{Melo2004BiomassAP,
  title={Biomass and productivity of the freshwater sponge Metania spinata (Carter, 1881) (Demospongiae: Metaniidae) in a Brazilian reservoir},
  author={M. Mel{\~a}o and O. Rocha},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={390},
  pages={1-10}
}
  • M. Melão, O. Rocha
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • In an ecological study of the freshwater sponge, Metania spinata (Metaniidae), in Lagoa Dourada reservoir, River Lobo watershed, Brazil, we found substantial seasonal variation in biomass and productivity and related them to environmental variables (climatic and hydrologic). Sponges were sampled monthly by the quadrat technique, from March 1989 to April 1990, at two sites near the dam in order to estimate the seasonal population dynamics. Biomass peaks were found in spring/summer, with… CONTINUE READING
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