Deformities in larval Prodiamesa olivacea (Meigen, 1818) (Diptera, Chironomidae) and their use as bioindicators of toxic sediment stress

@article{Servia2004DeformitiesIL,
  title={Deformities in larval Prodiamesa olivacea (Meigen, 1818) (Diptera, Chironomidae) and their use as bioindicators of toxic sediment stress},
  author={Mar{\'i}a J. Servia and Fernando Cobo and Marcos Alvarez Gonzalez},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={385},
  pages={153-162}
}
Morphological deformities in Prodiamesa olivacea larvae from an urban contaminated site in Santiago de Compostela (NW Spain) are documented and illustrated. Anomalies in this species were compared to those present in Chironomus riparius larvae collected at the same site. Deformity frequencies in months with N ≥ 30 larvae ranged from a low of 2.3% to a maximum of 9.1% for Prodiamesa olivacea, while those for Chironomus riparius ranged from 10% to 37.5%. Due to the increasing interest in using… CONTINUE READING
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