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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.v49.i2.30
pages 32-38

Modern State of Macrozoobenthos of the Danube River Lakes of the Odessa Region. Report 1

M. M. Dzhurtubayev
Odessa National University, Odessa, Ukraine
V. V. Zamorov
Odessa National University, Odessa, Ukraine
Yu. M. Dzhurtubayev
Odessa National University Odessa, Ukraine


The taxonomic composition and quantitative characteristics of macrozoobenthos of the Danube River lakes were studied in 2009−2010. On the whole, 178 species were found in the littoral zone, whereas 80 species − in the open section. The largest number of species (166) was found in Lake Yalpug, whereas their lowest number − in Lake Kitay. Oligochaeta and Chironomidae dominated in terms of their numbers, whereas Bivalvia − in terms of their biomass.