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Ecological parameter:  salinity Denys van Dam

Parameter group: habitat preference parameters

Explanation:
Species serve as indicators for salinity (measure of the total quantity of dissolved solids in water) following van Dam et al. (1994), modified by Coste (Lecointe et al., 1993).
Species serve as indicators for salinity (measure of the total quantity of dissolved solids in water) following van Dam et al. (1994).

1= fresh CL- (mg-1) < 100 sal < 0.2 ‰
2= fresh brackish CL- (mg-1) < 500 sal < 0.9 ‰
3= brackish fresh CL- (mg-1) 500-1000 sal 0.9-1.8 ‰
4= brackish CL- (mg-1) 1000-5000 sal 1.8-9.0 ‰

Assigned taxa for each higher systematic unit
TaxagroupNumber of assigned taxa / total number of taxa - percentage
Araphidees125 / 577 - 21.6%
Brachyraphydees59 / 366 - 16.1%
Centrophycidees105 / 847 - 12.3%
Epithemiacees16 / 82 - 19.5%
Monoraphidees109 / 528 - 20.6%
Naviculacees592 / 5376 - 11%
Nitzschiacees160 / 801 - 19.9%
Surirellacees47 / 291 - 16.1%