The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment: an overview of the results

  title={The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment: an overview of the results},
  author={E. Balian and H. Segers and C. L{\'e}v{\^e}que and K. Martens},
We present a summary of the results included in the different treatments in this volume. The diversity and distribution of vertebrates, insects, crustaceans, molluscs and a suite of minor phyla is compared and commented upon. Whereas the available data on vertebrates and some emblematic invertebrate groups such as Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) allow for a credible assessment, data are deficient for many other groups. This is owing to knowledge gaps, both in geographical coverage of… Expand

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