Rheophile

Summary

A rheophile is an animal that prefers to live in fast-moving water.

Examples of rheophilic animalsEdit

InsectsEdit

BirdsEdit

 
 
A white-throated dipper and grey wagtail, two avian rheophiles that forage at fast-running streams

FishEdit

A very large number of rheophilic fish species are known and include members of at least 419 genera in 60 families.[3] Examples include:

MolluscsEdit

AmphibiansEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hynes, H. B. N. (1970). Ecology of Running Waters. Originally published in Toronto by University of Toronto Press, 555p.
  2. ^ Dijkstra, K.-D.B. "Genus Elattoneura Cowley, 1935 - African threadtails". addo.adu.org.za. frican Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  3. ^ Nathan K. Lujan and Kevin W. Conway (2015). "Life in the Fast Lane: A Review of Rheophily in Freshwater Fishes". Pp. 107–307 in: R. Riesch et al. (eds.). Extremophile Fishes. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-13361-4.