Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 10–14 | Cite as

Species composition and abundance of earthworms in the tundra biocenoses of Denezhkin Kamen’ Mountain (Northern Urals)

  • A. I. Ermakov
  • E. V. Golovanova


Taxonomic composition of earthworms was analyzed and their abundance in the tundra belt of Denezhkin Kamen’ Mt. in the Northern Urals was estimated. Four species were revealed: Perelia diplotetratheca (Perel, 1976), Eisenia nordenskioldi (Eisen, 1879), E. atlavinyteae Perel et Graphodatsky, 1984 and Dendrobaena octaedra (Savigny, 1826). It was shown that earthworms dominate in biomass over other groups of soil mesofauna under the mountainous conditions.

Key words

Lumbricidae fauna abundance mountain-tundra biocenoses Northern Urals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Plant and Animal EcologyUral Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Omsk State Pedagogical UniversityOmskRussia

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