Cladocera and copepoda (Cyclopidae, Diaptomidae) crustaceans of Chornyi Cheremosh bassin (Ukrainian Carpathians)

T. Mykitchak

Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians, NAS of Ukraine
4, Kozelnytska St., Lviv 79026, Ukraine
tarasmykitchak@yahoo.com

Cladocera and Copepoda plankton communities of 86 lenthic reservoirs and 5 rivers sections of Chornyi Cheremosh basin were investigated. The altitude distribution of species, trophic structure and influence of the flowage on quantitative and qualitative composition of the communities are described. Eastern borders of three European species are specified.


Keywords: biodiversity, Cladocera, Copepoda, Chornyi Cheremosh, Carpathians


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