Feeding ecology ofBranchinecta gaini (crustacea: Anostraca) in ponds of south Shetland Islands, Antarctica

  title={Feeding ecology ofBranchinecta gaini (crustacea: Anostraca) in ponds of south Shetland Islands, Antarctica},
  author={Juan C. de Paggi},
  journal={Polar Biology},
The feeding habits and food selectivity ofBranchinecta gaini were studied in six ponds on an Antarctic island.B. gaini behaves as a detritovorous, herbivorous filter-feeder, feeding largely on organic sediments and bottom communities. The bulk of the gut contents were formed from amorphous organic material presumably of vegetal origin, and a great variety of organisms from algae to remains of larval stages of Diptera. Filamentous algae were negatively selected but hyphae and spores, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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