Gastropods of the family Lymnaeidae (Pulmonata) in the littoral zone and Spirogyra blooms from the northwest of Lake Baikal

  • Zhuykova N.S. 1, 2
  • 1 Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia
    2 Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Batorskaya Str., 3, Irkutsk, 664033, Russia
Keywords: Radix auricularia, open littoral zone, shell variability

Abstract

Palearctic Radix auricularia (Linnaeus, 1758) inhabiting open littoral zone near the Zarechnoye settlement (6 km from the Severobaikalsk town) identified from anatomy show a high shell variability and can be subdivided into two morphs: with low and high spire. The empty shells of this species have been found over the past six years within green algae washed ashore of this area.
Published
2020-09-07
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