ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2011, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 339–343. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2011. Original Russian Text © A.R. Koporikov, V.D. Bogdanov, 2011, published in Ekologiya, 2011, No. 4, pp. 309–313. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Spatial and Biotopic Distribution Patterns of Semianadromous Burbot, Lota lota L. (Lotidae), Early Larvae in the Lower Ob Floodplain A. R. Koporikov and V. D. Bogdanov Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia; email: Koporikov@mail.ru; Bogdanov@ipae.uran.ru Received March 4, 2010 Keywords: burbot, larvae, feeding, spatial distribution, biotopic distribution, floodplain, Lower Ob River. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413611040084 Burbot larvae passively migrate downstream from The ecological density (Odum, 1986) of burbot lar spawning sites to shallow areas of the floodplain vae in their foraging areas was estimated after the end (Evropeitseva, 1946; Meshkov, 1967; Volodin and of their downstream migration from spawning tribu Ivanova, 1968; Sorokin, 1976; Pavlov et al., 1981; taries. Samples were taken in the shallow nearbank Bogdanov, 1989; etc.), where they undergo the second zone (with depths of no more than 0.6 m), using a trap stage of development involving transition to active bag made of nylon bolting cloth no. 21
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