The macrobenthic fauna of a former perennial and now episodically filled mexican saline lake

@article{Alcocer1996TheMF,
  title={The macrobenthic fauna of a former perennial and now episodically filled mexican saline lake},
  author={J. Alcocer and A. Lugo and E. Escobar and Malinali S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={International Journal of Salt Lake Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={5},
  pages={261-274}
}
Totolcingo (El Carmen), a large and now episodically filled playa lake in the east-ernmost portion of the Mexican Plateau, filled with water in 1993. Water persisted for just one month (May). Alkaline (pH ≈ 10), saline (K25 up to 30,000μS/cm) waters, dominated by NaHCO3 and Na2CO3, characterized the lake. The fauna was depauperate. The components of the fauna wereEphydra (Hydropyrus)hians Say (ephydrid),Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri Claparede (tubificid), andBerosus sp. (Coleoptera). The species in… Expand
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