Ecological parameter: habitat specialist

Parameter group: habitat related parameters

This parameter idicates if a species is classified as habitat specialist and the type of habitat it prefers. A habitat specialist depends on a certain microhabitat during essential parts of its larval stages (e.g. stable substrates for filter-feeders, lithal with epilithic diatoms for grazers) or during pupation (e.g. wood for Lepidostoma basale).

Classification system: modified presence/absence assignment system
A description of the coding system can be found here  Abbreviations/Coding Systems

Category name:Abbreviations:Explanation:
habitat specialisthasspecialist on a certain habitat
Assigned taxa for each higher systematic unit:
TaxagroupNumber of assigned taxa / total number of taxa - percentage
Chironomidae47 / 1315 - 3.5%
Ephemeroptera93 / 353 - 26.3%
Odonata18 / 174 - 10.3%
Trichoptera646 / 1439 - 44.8%