Ecological parameter:  respiration

Parameter group: life parameters

The type of respiration reflects strategies to overcome oxygen. The respiration type categories are partly based on Tachet et al. (2000).

Tachet, H., Richoux, P., Bournaud, M. & Usseglio-Polatera, P. 2000. Invertébrés d'eau douce: systématique, biologie, écologie. CNRS Editions, Paris, 588 pp.

Classification system: presence/absence assignment system

Category nameAbbreviationExplanation
tegumenttegrespiration through the body surface
gillgilrespiration using special respiration organs
plastronplsrespiration using a thin layer of air around the body
spiracle (arieal)spirespiration using small openings on the body surface
hydrostatic vesicle (aerial)vesrespiration using air within a small blister
tapping of air stores of aquatic plantstaprespiration using air stores of aquatic plants
extension/excursion to surfacesurrespiration of atmospheric oxygen
Assigned taxa for each higher systematic unit
TaxagroupNumber of assigned taxa / total number of taxa - percentage
Ephemeroptera344 / 344 - 100%
Plecoptera571 / 571 - 100%
Trichoptera1267 / 1428 - 88.7%