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Table 4

Dominant and subdominant chironomid species in the different salinity ranges.

Salinity range, g/L Dominant species Other species

Species Frequency of dominance occurrence, % Share in total abundance, %
0–2 C. gr. sylvestris 40 100
C. gr. sylvestris 10 38 E. gr. claripennis (31%), Chironomus sp. (8%), Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) sp. (23%)
P. confusus 10 39 C. gr. cylindraceus (35%), C. gr. sylvestris
P. (Tripodura) tetracrenatum + B. noctivagus 10 50 + 50
Psectrocladius sp. 10 100
Psectrocladius sp. 10 80 T. veralli
T. kraatzi 10 56 G. gripekoveni (33%), B. noctivagus
5–10 C. gr. sylvestris 30 100
C. gr. sylvestris 14   G. (Phytotendipes) paripes,
C. gr. sylvestris 14   Polypedilum sp.
C. gr. sylvestris 14 67 D. nervosus
C. gr. sylvestris 14 50 P. confusus (28%), Chironomus sp. (15%), P. (Polypedilum) nubifer (7%)
P. confusus 14 78 C. gr. sylvestris (20%), B. noctivagus (2%)
15–45 B. noctivagus 33 100
C. gr. sylindraceus 25 100
B. noctivagus 8.5 88 Cricotopus sp. (9%), P. confusus (3%)
B. noctivagus + C. gr. sylindraceus + Metriocnemus sp. 8.5 33+33+33
C. gr. obnixus 8.5 100  
H. fuscicola 8.5 100  
T. mendax 8.5 67 C. gr. Cylindraceus
50–80 B. noctivagus 44 100
C. gr. cylindraceus 44    
C. gr. sylvestris 11 100  
P. confusus 11 100  
100–190 B. noctivagus 83 100  
B. noctivagus 17 93 C. gr. Cylindraceus
200–320 B. noctivagus 100 100