Protected species of molluscs in the Republic of Croatia

Šimunić, Bernarda (2013) Protected species of molluscs in the Republic of Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Molluscs are very widespread group of invertebrates. It is known around 128 000 species, of which 40 000 are fossil. In molluscs belong: Aplacophora, Monoplacophora, chitons (Polyplacophora), Scaphopoda, bivalves (Bivalvia), snails (Gastropoda) and cephalopods (Cephalopoda). Although Croatia boasts with a remarkable diversity of the living world, many of the famous species in the country are on the brink of extinction. If they are recognized in time, their vulnerability can be measured according to the criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Species which have estimated threat level are listed in the Red Lists and Red Books of endangered species. According to the Nature Protection Act protected species are divided into strictly protected species, protected wild species and protected indigenous domesticated taxa. Some of the most famous protected species in Croatia are: Pinna nobilis, Lithophaga lithopaga, Tonna galea, Mitra zonata, Unio crassus and Helix pomatia.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lajtner, Jasna
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 16
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 12:15
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 12:15

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