Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Dispersal of Fairy Shrimp Chirocephalus Diaphanus (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) by the Trout (Salmo Trutta)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

This Article is currently unavailable for purchase.
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

Cover image Placeholder

Abstract The presence of small trout together with fairy shrimp (Chirocephalus diaphanus) in isolated corrie lakelets in the French Pyrenees suggests that the fish might be agents of dispersal of the shrimp, if resting eggs could survive ingestion and freezing. Resting eggs in ovigerous females of Chirocephalus diaphanus can pass through the digestive tract of a trout and be subsequently frozen without losing their viability. Subsequently fecal pellets were collected from each fish. The gut passage time of C. diaphanus eggs were up to 4 days. Resting eggs recovered from fecal pellets were counted, frozen and then incubated. Hatching of nauplii began after 32 days, and 50.9% (sd. 29.4) hatched over the following 7 days. Ovigerous females of lab cultured C. diaphanus were administered to four trout Salmon trutta kept in separate tanks. Therefore, fish can aid upstream dispersion of these fairy shrimp.

Affiliations: 1: b (KD) Ghent University, Department of Animal Production, Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center, Rozier 44, B-9000 Gent, Belgium ; 2: a (LB) (JM) Ghent University, Department of Biology, Ecology, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Gent, Belgium;


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

1. Bohonak A. J. , Whiteman H. H. 1999 "Dispersal of the fairy shrimp Branchinecta coloradensis (Anostraca): Effects of hydroperiod and salamanders." Limnology and Oceanography Vol 44 487 493
2. Daborn G. R. 1976 "Occurrence of an arctic fairy shrimp Polyartemiella hazeni (Murdoch) 1884 (Crustacea: Anostraca) in Alberta and Yukon Territory." Canadian Journal of Zoology Vol 54 2026 2028
3. Hall R. E. 1952 "Observations on the hatching of eggs of Chirocephalus diaphanus Prvost." Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Vol 123 95 109
4. Horne F. R. 1966 "The effect of digestive enzymes on the hatchability of Artemia salina eggs." Transactions of the American Microscopical Society Vol 85 271 274
5. Mac Donald G. H. 1980 "The use of Artemia resting eggs as food by the flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus) and the shell duck (Tadorna tadorna)." In, G. Persoone, P. Sorgeloos, O. Roels, and E. Jaspers (eds.), The Brine Shrimp Artemia. Vol. 3. Universal Press, Wetteren, Belgium
6. Mathias P. 1929 "Sur le dveloppement de l'oeuf des crustacs phyllopodes." Bulletin de la Socit Zoologique de France Vol 54 342 344
7. Moore W. G. , Faust B. F. 1972 "Crayfish as possible agents of dissemination of fairy shrimp into temporary ponds." Ecology Vol 53 314 316
8. Proctor V. W. 1964 "Viability of crustacean eggs recovered from ducks." Ecology Vol 45 656 658
9. Proctor V. W. , Malone C. R. , De Vlaming V. L. 1967 "Dispersal of aquatic organisms: Viability of disseminules recovered from the intestinal tract of captive killdeer." Ecology Vol 48 672 676
10. Wissinger S. A. , Bohonak A. J. , Whiteman H. H. , Brown W. S. 1999 "Subalpine wetlands in Colorado: habitat permanence, salamander predation, and invertebrates communities." In, D. P. Bather, R. B. Radar, and S. A. Wissinger (eds.), Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation