A REVIEW OF LAMPROGLENA PULCHELLA VON NORDMANN, 1832 (COPEPODA, CYCLOPOIDA: LERNAEIDAE) DISTRIBUTION ACROSS EUROPE

Mala-Maria Stavrescu-Bedivan, F T Aioanei, C. D. Tesio

Abstract


The genus Lamproglena includes over 40 parazite species in freshwater fish families such as: Cyprinidae, Clariidae, Cichlidae and Channidae. In specialist literature, this crustacean has been identified in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
Lamproglena pulchella von Nordmann, 1832, was recorded in Albania, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. Recent studies reported this species also in Austria (2006) and Macedonia (2004) fauna.
The first record of this copepod in Romanian fauna belongs to Angelescu (1974) who found a single specimen in a single Chondrostoma nasus specimen from the Iron Gates reservoir.
The great interest manifested for L. pulchella can be explained by the corellation atributed to this species with the biomonitoring of the aquatic ecosystems pollution level

Keywords


Lamproglena pulchella, zoogeography, Europe, Romania

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:65:2:1497


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