Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology

Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology publishes papers on the ecology of freshwater systems, ranging from studies of aquatic organisms, physical and chemical works which relate to the biological environment, to ecological applications and frameworks for water management directives.

Journal founded by University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse in 1964.

  • Can La Redonda lagoon (Cuba) be a suitable habitat for largemouth bass (Micopterus salmoides, Lacepède) recovery?

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    The current environmental conditions of La Redonda lagoon favor recovery largemouth bass population. The reintroduction of the species into this lagoon will be important for recreational fishing (tourism) and economic incomes to Cuba.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 15
    Published online: 27 July 2021
  • Ecological status estimation of eight creeks in the Lake Sapanca Basin (Sakarya, Turkey) using diatom indices

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    It is important to determine the water quality of the creeks in the Lake Sapanca basin since it is used for drinking water supply. For this purpose, environmental parameters and diatom assemblages as biological quality components were investigated to determine the ecological status of eight creeks with monthly intervals between March 2015 and February 2016. A total of 132 diatom taxa were identified in eight creeks of the Lake Sapanca basin during the studied period. 19 taxa increased their relative abundance higher than 30% in at least one sample and showed a different seasonal pattern. Environmental parameters [nitrate-nitrogen, orthophosphate, total phosphorus (TP), specific conductance, temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen] were effective on the distribution of diatom assemblages. The ecological status of the creeks was characterized by using four different diatom indices (TIT, EPI-D, IPS, and TDI), however, only Trophic Index Turkey (TIT) represented significant positive correlations with log (TP) gradient. Both environmental parameters, the relative abundance of indicator species, and TIT index results stated that 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 8th stations had moderate, while 4th and 6th stations had good water quality. The good correlation of TIT index with log (TP), and its compatibility with the presence of indicator species at different stations indicates that this index could be used in the Lake Sapanca basin, and Sakarya basin where the lake basin is located.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 14
    Published online: 22 July 2021
  • Functional feeding groups of Protist Ciliates (Protist: Ciliophora) on a neotropical flood plain

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    The Functional Feeding Groups (FFGs) of ciliates responded the fluctuations of food resources, since these vary according to seasonality and types of environments, reinforcing that the FFGs can be a great indicator of the responses to environmental fluctuations, helping to understand the structure communities in freshwater environments.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 13
    Published online: 06 July 2021
  • Specific indicator invertebrates of urbanized habitats in tributary streams of the Luján River basin (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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    This work allows us to analyze the changes in invertebrate communities of the Luján River basin in an urbanization gradient and to determine the specific indicator taxa of urbanized habitats.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 12
    Published online: 18 June 2021
  • The effects of Bentagran on the development and antioxidant parameters of Arthrospira platensis Gomont and Chlorella vulgaris Beyerinck (Beijerinck)

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    The aim of the study is to determine the effects of Bentagran on growth and oxidative effects to Chlorella vulgaris and Arthrospira platensis and to evaluate the herbicide toxicity on primary producers of aquatic ecosystems. Bentagran effected to the biomass accumulation and chlorophyll-a content in a dose-dependent manner and it caused the oxidative stress in both organism.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 11
    Published online: 16 June 2021