Open Access

Table 3

Salinity and Diptera community structure in the Crimean water bodies.

Salinity range, g/L Number of Diptera families in a sample, range (average) Chironomid species in a sample, range (average) A A/n
0–2 1–2 (1.5) 1–4 (2.0) 7 0.7
5–10 1–5 (1.8) 1–4 (1.9) 4 0.6
15–45 1 1–3 (1.2) 6 0.5
50–80 1 1–2 (1.1) 4 0.4
100–190 1–3 (1.1) 1–2 (1.05) 1 0.2
200–320 1–2 (1.05) 1–2 (1.05) 1 0.3

A − absolute number of dominaсe variants among chironomids in a salinity range; A/n − relative number of dominaсe variants among chironomids, where n is the number of samples in a salinity range.