A Survey of the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Streams and Lakes of Macquarie IslandEntry ID: ASAC_555
Abstract: In all, 15 sites on 12 streams were kick-sampled for invertebrates. Eleven fully aquatic taxa were found: a species of Iais (Isopoda: Janiridae); six species of oligochaetes (three enchytraeids, one tubificid, one naidid, one phreodrilid); a harpacticoid copepod; two nematode taxa; and Minona amnica, a turbellarian. Composition of this depauperate community changed little between sites, although ... one site disturbed by penguins had clearly fewer taxa. Aquatic insects (and fish) were absent, apart from three species of semi-aquatic diptera that occurred very sparsely. In terms of biomass, the streams were dominated by the oligochaetes.
Data are presence absence data.
See the publication for further details.
The fields in this dataset are:
Water Temperature (C)
Water Conductivity (micro siemens/cm)
Stream width (cm)
Stream Depth (cm)
Stream Velocity (cm/s)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marchant, R.
Dataset Title: A Survey of the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Streams and Lakes of Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2000-08-02
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/5639701846013Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1992-11-13Stop Date: 1992-12-03
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ROUNDWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND
Quality Update 3 November 2015 by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre:
The grid coordinates given for the sites in the paper Marchant R., Lillywhite P. (1994) Survey of stream invertebrate communities on Macquarie Island. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45(4). 471-481 are inaccurate due to the inaccuracy of the map used to determine these coordinates.
Corrected grid coordinates and corresponding latitudes and longitudes have been estimated and are now included in the zip file available for download. See the readme file included in the zip file for further details.
Access Constraints The dataset is publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_555 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 4 kb
Distribution Format: .csv
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 9341 7433
Email: rmarch at mov.vic.gov.au
Department of Invertebrate Surveys GPO Box 666E Museum of Victoria
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3001
Marchant R., Lillywhite P. (1994), Survey of stream invertebrate communities on Macquarie Island., Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 45, 4, 471-481
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27