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Genera only found in these smaller ephemeral ponds include Enochrus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), Neoporus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), Notomicrus (Coleoptera: Noteridae), Laccobius (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), and Aeshna (Odonata: Aeshnidae).
This experiment tested whether tadpoles could respond adaptively (by restoring body mass and decelerating metamorphosis) to the simulated ecological release from the stress of habitat loss that may occur in ephemeral ponds that are periodically refilled by rainfall.
Respiration and thermal tolerance of the phyllopod crustacean Triops longicaudatus and Thamnocephalus platyurus inhabiting desert ephemeral ponds.
It is possible overwintering larvae exist in many deep, fishless, perennial ponds but have gone undetected because investigators' surveys are biased toward searching ephemeral ponds and vernal pools, or the shallower edges of deeper ponds.
Eight hand collecting trips were made: two at Little Vermillion Creek, two at Little Raccoon Creek, and one at the unnamed creek, beaver pond, cattle pond, and each of the ephemeral ponds.
It is widely realized that complex interactions between competition, predation, and environmental stochasticity dictate community structure in ephemeral ponds (e.
Predators in permanent ponds have a greater effect on the survival rate of tadpoles when compared to more ephemeral ponds (Skelly, 1997).