Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 143–151 | Cite as

Species and Environmental Diversity of Fish of the Northern Dvina River Basin



The general characteristics of ichthyofauna from the Northern Dvina River are obtained. Based on the results of ichthyological surveys in 1984–2012, as well as bibliographical and archival data, the present composition of the fish community is presented with an accounting of introduced and self-colonized species. The taxonomic status of fish and their belonging to various faunal complexes is considered. In the ecological aspect, the belonging of fish to different ecological groups differing in the feeding and natural reproduction (spawning substrate, methods of spawning, and spawning periods) is distinguished.


Northern Dvina River Basin species diversity of ichthyofauna temporal and spatial changes in species composition native species invasive fish acclimatization self-colonization 


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  1. 1.Federal Research Center for Integrated Studies of the ArcticRussian Academy of SciencesArkhangelskRussia

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