Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

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The Distribution of Moina micrura Kurz, 1875 (Crustacea: Moinidae) in the Russian Part of the Vistula Lagoon (Baltic Sea)

  • A. S. SemenovaEmail author
  • Vl. K. Tchougounov


The species Moina micrura Kurz, 1875 (Crustacea: Cladocera), which is new for the Vistula Lagoon of the Baltic Sea, was recorded there for the first time. Over the past years, the species has formed a stable opportunistic population, which may become dominant under optimal abiotic and trophic conditions. The continuing eutrophication of the Vistula Lagoon and local climate warming in recent decades are, apparently, the main reasons for the successful naturalization of the species in this water body.


Moina micrura zooplankton alien species Vistula Lagoon Baltic Sea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Atlantic Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO)KaliningradRussia
  2. 2.Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland WatersRussian Academy of Sciences, BorokNekouzskii district, Yaroslavl oblastRussia

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