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The faunal assemblage in freshwater crayfish burrows in sedgeland and forest at Lightning Plains, western Tasmania

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Horwitz, P and Knott, B (1991) The faunal assemblage in freshwater crayfish burrows in sedgeland and forest at Lightning Plains, western Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 125. pp. 29-32. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The faunal assemblage of crayfish burrows was examined intensively at Lightning Plains in wesrern Tasmania, in sedgeland and adjacent forest, to determine variations in species occurrences and abundances both within one habitat type and between two habitats. Species -sample curves showed that over 90% of the species found in ten samples could be collected by taking only five. Despite the fact that the host crayfish species was the same, each habitat was found to display a characteristic assemblage. Variations between the assemblages are attributed to differences in soil conditions, vegetation structure and watertable behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 29-32
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 02:58
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13759
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