Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 6 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 150
  Temperature range (°C): 13.447 - 24.142
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.499 - 6.381
  Salinity (PPS): 35.186 - 36.252
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.797 - 5.659
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.114 - 0.545
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.237 - 4.175

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 150

Temperature range (°C): 13.447 - 24.142

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.499 - 6.381

Salinity (PPS): 35.186 - 36.252

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.797 - 5.659

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.114 - 0.545

Silicate (umol/l): 1.237 - 4.175
 
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Associations

Known predators

Synedra ulna is prey of:
Zelandoperla fenestrata
Aphrophila neozelandiae
Austroperla cyrene
Hydrophilidae
Naonella forsythii
Phreatoicus prasinia
Scirtidae
Stictocladius
Aoteapsyche
Austrosimulium australense
Coloburiscus humeralis
Deleatidium
Helicopsyche albescens
Nothodixa
Oligochaeta II
Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Pycnocentrodes evecta
Zelandoperlinae
Maoridiamesea
Eukiefferiella
Naonella
Podonomus
Polypedellum
Hudsonema aliena
Hydraena homalaena
Oligochaeta I
Oligochaeta type weak-long-short
Acroperla
Amphipoda
Aphrophila noevaezelandiae
Austroclima jollyae
Cricotopus II
Pirara
Tanytarsini
Stratiomyidae
Hydropsyche
Leucrocuta
Neureclipsis
Promoresia
Lumbriculidae blue
Baraeoptera roria
Hudsonema amabilis
Hydora nitida
Olinga feredayi
Oniscigaster
Pycnocentria
Pycnocentrodes
Aphrophila
Diamesid Blond
Diamesid Brown Orange
Eukiefferiella Shiny Black
Orthoclad Blue Black
Orthoclad Blue Blond
Chironomid type Polyped
Chironomid type Slant-eye
Neocurupira hudsonii
Nesameletus ornatus
Tanytarsini II
Cricotopus I
Eriopterini
Hydrobiosella stenocerca
Orychmontia
Tanyderidae
Zelandoperla
Zephlebia spectabilis
Oxyethira albiceps
Tabanidae
Acroperla trivacuata
Austraclima jollyae
Orthocladiinae
Tanytarsini I
Hexatomini
Hydrobiosella
Paroxyethira eatoni/hintoni
Zelolessica cheira
Atalophlebioides cromwelli
Molophilus
Hydropsyche sparana
Metriocnemus
Stempelinella
Lumbriculiid type I
Lumbriculiid type III
Lumbriculiid Type Skinny
Lumbriculiid type II
Olinga feredayii
Orchymontia
Podaena
Allocentrella magnicornis
Zelandotipula
Hydraena homolaena
Aphrophila neozelandica
Deleatidium lilli

Based on studies in:
New Zealand: Otago, Akatore, Akatore catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Venlaw, Mimihau catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Berwick, Meggatburn (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Blackrock, Lee catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Broad, Lee catchment (River)
New Zealand: South Island, Canton Creek, Taieri River, Lee catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Catlins, Craggy Tor catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Narrowdale catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, North Col, Silver catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Sutton Stream, Taieri River, Sutton catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Stony, Sutton catchment (River)
USA: Maine, Martins (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Dempster's Stream, Taieri River, 3 O'Clock catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, German, Kye Burn catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Healy Stream, Taieri River, Kye Burn catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Kye Burn (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Little Kye, Kye Burn catchment (River)
USA: North Carolina, Coweeta (River)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Thompson, RM and Townsend CR. 2005. Energy availability, spatial heterogeneity and ecosystem size predict food-web structure in streams. OIKOS 108: 137-148.
  • 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. 2003. Impacts on stream food webs of native and exotic forest: an intercontinental comparison. Ecology 84:145-161
  • 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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