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Trophic table

Trophic preferences and range for submerged plant species in NZ lakes.

Species Native (N) or Alien (A) Trophic preference Trophic range Specificity
Chara braunii* N Oligo Oligo to Meso High
Nitella tricellularis N Oligo Oligo to Meso High
Isoetes spp. N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Meso High
Nitella leptostacys N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Meso High
Chara fibrosa N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Meso–Eu Moderate
Nitell aff. cristata* N Meso Oligo to Meso High
Nitella stuartii* N Meso Oligo to Meso High
Lagarosiphon major* A Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Myriophyllum propinquum N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Nitella flexilis* N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Nitella hookeri N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Nitella hyalina N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Nitella pseudoflabellata N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Ranunculus trichophyllus A Oligo & Meso Oligo to Eu Moderate
Potamogeton cheesemanii N Oligo–Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Chara australis N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Chara globularis N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Elodea canadensis A Oligo & Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Myriophyllum triphyllum N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Nitella hookeri N Oligo & Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Potamogeton ochreatus N Meso Oligo to Hyper Low
Ceratophyllum demersum A Meso & Eu Oligo to Super Low
Egeria densa A Meso & Eu Oligo to Hyper Low
Potamogeton pectinatus* N Meso & Eu Oligo to Hyper Low
Potamogeton crispus A Meso Meso to Hyper Moderate

* limited no. of records (<20)

Starwort. (Photo from Coffey and Clayton, 1988)
Research subject: BiodiversityWater Quality