Endemic gastropod distribution in Baikal

  title={Endemic gastropod distribution in Baikal},
  author={T. Sitnikova},
  • T. Sitnikova
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • A peak in overall gastropod diversity (80 of the 117 endemics species) was observed at a depth 5–20 m. About 30 species live deeper than the photic zone which is about 100 m in Baikal, but their reproductive areas are located at a depth 15–50 m. Only 10 are true deep-dwelling (>100v) species. Twelve gastropod species occur at different depth in all three basins of the lake. Species distribution varies considerably; some are linearly fragmented, many species have patchy distribution, and several… CONTINUE READING
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