Information

Ecological parameter:  locomotion type

Parameter group: life parameters

Explanation:
Locomotion type describes the way of movement of an organism.

Classification system: 10 point assignment system

Abbreviations:
Category nameAbbreviationExplanation
swimming/scatingswsfloating in lakes or drifting in rivers passively
swimming/divingswdswimming or active diving
burrowing/boringbubburrowing in soft substrates or boring in hard substrates
sprawling/walkingspwsprawling or walking actively with legs, pseudopods or on a mucus
(semi)sessilsestightening to hard substrates, plants or other animals
otherothother locomotion type like flying or jumping (mainly outside the water)
Assigned taxa for each higher systematic unit
TaxagroupNumber of assigned taxa / total number of taxa - percentage
Porifera6 / 9 - 66.6%
Coelenterata4 / 13 - 30.7%
Turbellaria13 / 60 - 21.6%
Nematomorpha1 / 1 - 100%
Gastropoda70 / 230 - 30.4%
Bivalvia28 / 66 - 42.4%
Polychaeta1 / 13 - 7.6%
Oligochaeta86 / 234 - 36.7%
Hirudinea18 / 66 - 27.2%
Branchiobdellida4 / 8 - 50%
Araneae1 / 1 - 100%
Crustacea37 / 255 - 14.5%
Ephemeroptera57 / 344 - 16.5%
Odonata73 / 158 - 46.2%
Plecoptera362 / 571 - 63.3%
Heteroptera94 / 124 - 75.8%
Megaloptera2 / 6 - 33.3%
Planipennia3 / 12 - 25%
Coleoptera358 / 3342 - 10.7%
Trichoptera97 / 1428 - 6.7%
Lepidoptera3 / 18 - 16.6%
Diptera (excl. Chironomidae)22 / 2342 - 0.9%
Chironomidae55 / 1278 - 4.3%
Bryozoa10 / 16 - 62.5%