Long-Term Changes of the Fish Community in a Small Hypertrophic Lake
Jacek Rechulicz
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Department of Hydrobiology, Fishery Laboratory, University of Life Sciences in Lublin,
Dobrzańskiego 37, 20-262 Lublin, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(3):845–851
A study of fish fauna in a small hypertrophic lake was conducted in the spring, summer, and autumn of 2006-10. In total 11 fish species representing 4 families were found. The species richness was low, depending on the season, and ranged from 2 to 7 species. A variation of species dominance, depending on the year and season, was found. Total fish abundance and biomass were varied according to the season, but differences depending on the year had been noted only in fish biomass. The fish fauna was characterized by low values in indices of diversity and the estimated turnover rate of the fauna ranged from 0.09 to 0.56, and the regression analysis showed a significant growth in its upward trend.