Ref ID : 5433
Linda May; Rotifer occurrence in relation to water temperature in Loch Leven. Hydrobiologia 104:311-315, 1983
Many rotifer species in Loch Leven show a distinct seasonality in occurrence. This appears to be primarily an effect of temperature. While some species seem to be eurythermal, other species show a well-defined range of temperature preference, outside which they are unable to maintain populations. Within this range, there is a close correlation between food availability and rotifer abundance.