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RECORD NUMBER: 425 OF 975
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Macroinvertebrate Distribution among Some Southern California Vernal Pools.|
|Author||Dehoney, B. ; LaVigne, D. M. ;|
|CORP Author||Woodward-Clyde Systems Div., San Diego, CA.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Invertebrates ; Pools ; Fishes ; Ecology ; Protection ; Spatial distribution ; Populations ; Life cycles ; Crustacae ; Cladocera ; Reprints ; Habitats ; San Diego County(California) ; Predator prey relationships|
Invertebrates were collected from eight vernal pools located on Otay Mesa, San Diego County, California during March and April 1980. Two distinct pool habitats were found. Pools with a maximum depth greater than or equal to 14 cm retained water for a period of 1.5 to 3 weeks longer than the shallow pool series. A distinct species population appeared to be associated with each pool type. Three groups of species were noted, one group widely distributed among most of the pools, a second group generally restricted to the shallow pools. Possible explanations for this distribution include predator-prey interactions, life history phenomena, and water chemistry parameters.