New Information on the Snail Fauna of "Sinite Kamani" Nature Park (Stara Planina Mountains, Bulgaria)

Dilian Georgiev1*, Silvia Kalcheva2, Dian Georgiev2, Ivaylo Dedov3
 
1 - University of Plovdiv, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, 24 Tzar Assen St., BG-4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
2 - Trakia University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biology and Aquaculture, Stara Zagora 6014, BULGARIA
3 - Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
2 Gagarin St., 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
*Corresponding author: diliangeorgiev@abv.bg
 
Abstract. The malacofauna in the Bulgarian nature parks situated in Stara Planina Mts. is poorly known. So far only one research in the area of Nature Park "Sinite kamani" was carried out in 2008. A total of 23 species of terrestrial snails were discovered and some data on their habitats were presented, but no freshwater snails were found. The author has suggested that many other species could be found in case of future studies. In the present paper we present some new terrestrial and aquatic species discovered on the territory of the park.
 
Key words: protected area, Bulgaria, malacofauna.
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2015, vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 87-90
Article № eb.15204, ICID: 1188586, [Full text - PDF]pdf

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