Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1224 specimens in 31 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 82 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 265
  Temperature range (°C): -1.948 - 24.142
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.499 - 6.894
  Salinity (PPS): 26.805 - 36.252
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.797 - 9.066
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.114 - 1.268
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.201 - 22.922

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 265

Temperature range (°C): -1.948 - 24.142

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.499 - 6.894

Salinity (PPS): 26.805 - 36.252

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.797 - 9.066

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.114 - 1.268

Silicate (umol/l): 1.201 - 22.922
 
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Associations

Known predators

Diploneis (Diploneis sp.) is prey of:
Cricotopus II
Stictocladius
Pirara
Tanytarsini I
Zelandoperla
Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Pycnocentria
Oligochaeta I

Based on studies in:
New Zealand: South Island, Canton Creek, Taieri River, Lee catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, German, Kye Burn catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Kye Burn (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Stony, Sutton catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Sutton Stream, Taieri River, Sutton catchment (River)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Townsend, CR, Thompson, RM, McIntosh, AR, Kilroy, C, Edwards, ED, Scarsbrook, MR. 1998. Disturbance, resource supply and food-web architecture in streams. Ecology Letters 1:200-209.
  • Thompson, RM and Townsend, CR. 1999. The effect of seasonal variation on the community structure and food-web attributes of two streams: implications for food-web science. Oikos 87: 75-88.
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