On the Gastropod Species Diversity of the "Izgoryaloto Gyune" Nature Reserve (Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria)

Dilian G. Georgiev*

Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, University of Plovdiv, 24 Tzar Assen Str., BG-4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
* Corresponding author: diliangeorgiev@abv.bg

Abstract. In the "Izgoryaloto Gyune" reserve (Bulgaria, West Rhodopes) there are a total of 24 known species of snails after present study. Two species (Pomatias elegans and Cecilioides janii) which occurrence in the West Rhodopes was considered as doubtful were registered on the territory of this protected area. Thirteen species were of conservation status: eleven species of all registered are included in the IUCN Red List for 2011 and two in the Bulgarian Biodiversity Act.  

Key words: malacofauna, protected area, Bulgaria.

Ecologia Balkanica, 2014, vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 101-103

Article № eb.14201, ICID: 1140473 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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