Diel vertical migration and feeding rhythm of Daphnia longispina and Bosmina coregoni in Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

Wataru Makino, Hiroyuki Haruna, Syuhei Ban

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Abstract

Diet vertical migration (DVM) and diet feeding rhythm of two cladocerans, Daphnia longispina and Bosmina coregoni were investigated at the pelagic area of Lake Toya (Hokkaido, Japan) in May, August and October 1992. Both species performed 'nocturnal' DVM. The amplitude of DVM, however, became smaller from May to October. Such seasonal variations in DVM could not be explained by light penetration and/or water temperature. The two species had a clear feeding rhythm; they fed at night in May and October but also after sunrise in August. These feeding rhythms appeared to be related to the light- dark cycle, but were not necessarily associated with their DVM. We suggest that the diel feeding rhythm and DVM are regulated independently by light cues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume337
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bosmina coregoni
  • Cladocera
  • Daphnia longispina
  • Diel vertical migration
  • Lake Toya
  • feeding rhythm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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