FOULING FAUNA (ZOOPERIPHYTON) INHABITING REED PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS (CAV.) TRIN. ex STEUD. IN LAKE WICKO PRZYMORSKIE

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Zbigniew Piesik Krystian Obolewski

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Coastal Lake Wicko Przymorskie is located on the Polish middle coast of the Baltic Sea. It has a potential of playing an important role in the tourist development of the region, because of a splendid landscape of its surroundings. Taking into account its very high eutrophication level, it would be necessary to revitalize the lake, using periphyton among other measures. A qualitative-quantitative survey of the epiphytic assemblage was carried out on reed (Phragmites australis), the most common biotic substrate of this lake. The reed were inhabited by epiphytic micro- and macrozooperiphyton (Protozoa, Nematoda, Rotatoria, Oligochaeta, Cladocera, and larvae of Chironomidae). The epiphytic assemblages of reed contributed to a substantial enhancement of biodiversity in this ecologically compromised body of water.


Key words: zooperiphyton, coastal lake, Phragmites australis, fouling

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PIESIK, Zbigniew; OBOLEWSKI, Krystian. FOULING FAUNA (ZOOPERIPHYTON) INHABITING REED PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS (CAV.) TRIN. ex STEUD. IN LAKE WICKO PRZYMORSKIE. Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 2004, vol.8, pp. 81 - 93, oct. 2004. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <https://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/214>. Date accessed: 04 july 2022.
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