Coexistence of congeneric monogenean species: morphological similarity, niche separation and reinforcement of reproductive bariers.
|Year of publication||2001|
|Type||Article in Proceedings|
|Conference||Program and Abstracts 4th International Symposium on Monogenea|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||We used data on nine congeneric monogenean species belonging to the genus Dactylogyrus parasitizing the gills of one host species Rutilus rutilus. Morphometrical distances of haptor sclerite parts and colupatory organ were used, and Levin s niche size and Renkonen niche overlap were calculated. The aggregation model of coexistence was included in the analyses.|