Original paper

Macroinvertebrate assemblages in rivers of Nuku-Hiva, French Polynesia, before and after antisimuliid treatments

Fossati, Odile; Vallier, Pierre; Mosseron, Merrí

Archiv für Hydrobiologie Volume 142 Number 2 (1998), p. 229 - 240

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published: May 26, 1998

DOI: 10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/142/1998/229

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Macroinvertebrate communities were observed in the rivers of Nuku-Hiva (Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia). Two sampling excursions were undertaken during hydrologically stable periods: April-May 1991 (before treatments) and March 1994 (one year after antisimuliid applications using Abate® to all the running waters on the island). Results from 55 hand-net samples (10 min each) revealed an altitudinal continuum and the effects of eutrophication. Effects of antisimuliid treatments were not perceptible at this scale of observation.


macroinvertebratesantisimuliideutrophicationNuku-HivaMarquesas IslandsFrench Polynesia