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Commensal and parasitic Chironomidae

  title={Commensal and parasitic Chironomidae},
  author={Sabine S Chiffels},
The following examples of symbiotic relationship between Chironomidae larvae and benthic animals found during sam- pling of benthic macrofauna will be described in detail: • the larvae of Xenochironomus xenolabis, subfamily Chironominae, a miner of sponges • Demeijerea rufipes, Chironominae, a parasite of sponges and bryozoa • Eukiefferiella ancyla, subfamily Orthocladiinae, as commensal of the snail Ancylus fluviatilis • Dratnalia potamophylaxi, Orthocladiinae, living in close connection with… 

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