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The freshwater snails (Gastropoda) of Iran, with descriptions of two new genera and eight new species
A checklist of the freshwater gastropod fauna of Iran was compiled and contains 73 species from 34 genera and 14 families of freshwater snails; 27 of these species (37%) are endemic to Iran.
A checklist of the water mites of Turkey (Acari: Hydrachnidia) with description of two new species
A review is given of all species of water mites reported from Turkey, based on published records and original data from recent research. In total, 236 species and subspecies in 52 genera and 23
On the diversity of Iranian leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea)
Some provinces of Iran were investigated with respect to their aquatic invertebrates during two expeditions and twelve species of leeches are recorded, four of which are new for the country.
Evidence of cryptic and pseudocryptic speciation in Brachypodopsis baumi species complex (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Aturidae) from Borneo, with description of three new species
Abstract Water mites of the Brachypodopsis baumi species complex are confined to SE Asia, and up to now have been considered to belong to one species only. In the present study we used morphological
Biomonitoring of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams in Europe: Current practice and priorities to enhance ecological status assessments.
The results of a survey completed by representatives from 20 European countries to identify current challenges to IRES status assessment, examples of best practice, and priorities for future research are reported.
Torrenticolid water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Malaysian Borneo.
The aims of this study were to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships of the newly collected torrenticolids using molecular methods, and describe all new species, and a key to the species of Monatractides is presented.
DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe: Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work.
This work analysed gaps in the two most important reference databases, Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) and NCBI GenBank, with a focus on the taxa most frequently used in WFD and MSFD, and found that coverage varies strongly among taxonomic groups, and among geographic regions.
New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (April, 2014)
According to reports, the following 16 species have extended their distribution to other Mediterranean areas or have made a new appearance in other regions. The first category includes the following
Torrenticolid water mites from Korea and the Russian Far East
Abstract New records of water mites of the family Torrenticolidae Piersig, 1902 (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from streams in South Korea and the Russian Far East are presented. Detailed descriptions or