A review of benthic fauna biodiversity in Georgia

Japoshvili, Bella and Bozhadze , Marina and Giorshvili, Marina (2016) A review of benthic fauna biodiversity in Georgia. annal s o f a g r a r i a n s c i e n c e (14). pp. 7-10.

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The paper summarizes information on diversity of benthic fauna of Georgia based on the literature sources. 126 publications were analyzed published after 1899. Our investigation showed that 15 lotic and 20 lentic ecosystems were studied out of which 21 (5 rivers and 16 lakes) belongs to the Caspian Sea basin and 14 (10 rivers and 4 lakes) to the Black Sea basin. As a result, 206 benthic animal taxa were described. From the described groups 81 are identified to the species level, 61 to the genus level, 28 to the family level, 16 to the order level, 10 to the class level, 10 to the phylum level. Since the most of observed freshwater systems are poorly studied, Paravani and Saghamo Lakes, Tsalka and Tbilisi Reservoirs and Kura (Mtkvari) and Rioni Rivers are rather well investigated. Our meta-analyses clearly show that in overall freshwater biodiversity of Georgia are significantly understudied.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Institutes > Institute of Zoology
Depositing User: Dr Bella Japoshvili
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 12:45
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2016 12:45
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/4481

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