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Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.575 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v53.i6.10
pages 3-11

Species Composition and Ecological Characteristics of the Fish Fauna of Small Rivers of Urban Territories

V. D. Romanenko
Institute of Hydrobiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
D. V. Medovnyk
Institute of Hydrobiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

The species composition of fish fauna and quantitative indices of its development were investigated in several small rivers of Kiev differing in the degree of anthropogenic load. They included the Lybid', Syrets, and Nivka rivers. It has been found that changes in hydrological regime conditioned by anthropogenic transformation of the riverbed are of considerable importance in the formation of the species composition and ecological characteristics of fish fauna. It has been shown that changes in hydrological regime of small rivers of urban territories result in the decrease in the number of species, and also in the substitution of litho-rheophilous fish complex for phyto-limnophilous one.