Crustacean “cave fishes” from the Arabika karst massif (Abkhazia, Western Caucasus): new species of stygobiotic crustacean genera Xiphocaridinella and Niphargus from the Gegskaya Cave and adjacent area

  title={Crustacean “cave fishes” from the Arabika karst massif (Abkhazia, Western Caucasus): new species of stygobiotic crustacean genera Xiphocaridinella and Niphargus from the Gegskaya Cave and adjacent area},
  author={Ivan N. Marin},
  • I. Marin
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • Biology
Cave fishes are very diverse, being an important component of almost all tropical subterranean environments (e.g. Jeffery, 2001; Romero, 2001; Romero, Paulson, 2001; Culver, Pipan, 2009; Borowsky, 2018). Troglocobitis starostini (Parin, 1983) (Nemacheilidae), the only true cave-dwelling fish species presently known within the former USSR, including Europe and Central Asia, was described from the Köýtendag ridge (37°55′N 66°23′E), Chardzhou province, Turkmenistan [Parin, 1983]. The only known… 
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