Distribution of freshwater bryozoans (Bryozoa) in Croatia

Garašić, Sanja (2009) Distribution of freshwater bryozoans (Bryozoa) in Croatia. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

In this study first results of an ongoing survey on freshwater bryozoans on the territory of the Republic of Croatia are presented. In total, six locations which were investigated in order to find freshwater bryozoans (Bryozoa) are described: Jarun, Crna Mlaka, Žumberak, Plitvice Lakes, Lonjsko Polje, and Krka River. At the present time, 11 species of freshwater bryozoans have been recorded from these sites, ten of them belonging to the Class Phylactolaemata which occurs exclusively in freshwater: Fredericella sultana, Hyalinella punctata, Plumatella casmiana, Plumatella emarginata, Plumatella fruticosa, Plumatella fungosa, Plumatella repens, Plumatella geimermassardi, Cristatella mucedo and Lophopus crystallinus. Furthermore, one species of the Class Gymnolaemata, Paludicella articulata, was found as well. Out of about 88 freshwater bryozoan species worldwide, so far 19 have been documented in Europe. In this work the distribution of 11 species mentioned for Croatia is discussed in the relation to their occurrence in Europe.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: bryozoans, Croatia, distribution, biodiversity
Supervisor: Wöss, Emmy
Co-supervisor: Bakran-Petricioli, Tatjana
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 52
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 12:51
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2739

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