Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Biologia




More options …
Volume 69, Issue 8

Issues

Comparative biocenological analysis of Gastropoda on the Macedonian part of Lake Ohrid and its watershed

Biljana Budzakoska-Gjoreska / Sasho Trajanovski / Sonja Trajanovska
Published Online: 2014-08-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-014-0403-7

Abstract

Lake Ohrid represents a refugial ecosystem which harbors a great number of endemic and relics living forms. Though the whole Lake’s fauna characterizes high biodiversity and endemism, this is most obvious in the class of Gastropoda. Unlike the Lake, the fauna of the adjacent waters fairly differs from the Lake’s fauna, i.e., it is poorer both in term of diversity and endemism. The main goal of our study was to perform comparative biocenological researches on the gastropod fauna from Lake Ohrid and the adjacent waters in the watershed of the Lake. Based on the results we have obtained, it could be clearly noted that different habitats are characterized with different qualitative composition of the gastropod fauna not only when compared the gastropod settlement between the Lake and its surrounding waters, but also in the Lake for itself. Total of 50 species of gastropods have been recorded in the littoral regions of the lake and its coastal waters during 2009/2010. They belong to subclass Orthogastropoda (50 taxa). 21 species out of 50 are recorded in the adjacent waters: 13 of them settle both the adjacent waters and the Lake, while 8 strictly inhabit the adjacent waters. In terms of endemism, 17 are endemic and 4 cosmopolitan. The remainig 29 (out of 50 recorded) settle up only the littoral zone of the Lake: 25 are endemic and 4 are cosmopolitan. The percentage of endemism based on the recorded species for the class Gastropoda is 84%.

Keywords: Gastropoda fauna; composition; biodiversity; endemism

  • [1] Albrecht C., Trajanovski S., Kuhn K., Streit B. & Wilke T. 2006. Rapid evolution of an ancient lake species flock: Freshwater limpets (Gastropoda: Ancylidae) in the Balkan Lake Ohrid. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 6(4): 294–307. DOI: 10.1016/j.ode.2005.12.003 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ode.2005.12.003CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [2] Albrecht C. & Wilke T. 2008. Ancient Lake Ohrid biodiversity and evolution. Hydrobiologia 615: 103–140. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-008-9558-y http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-008-9558-yCrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • [3] Albrecht C., Wolf C., Glöer P. & Wilke T. 2008. Concurrent evolution of ancient sister lakes and sister species: The freshwater gastropod genus Radix in lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Hydrobiologia 615: 141–156. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-008-9555-1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-008-9553-3Web of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [4] Bodon M., Manganelli G. & Giusti F. 2001. A survey of the European valvatiform hydrobiid genera with special reference to Hauffenia Pollonera, 1898 (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Malacologia 43(1–2): 103–215. Google Scholar

  • [5] Boss K.J. 1978. On the evolution of gastropods in ancient lakes, pp. 385–428. In: Fretter V. & Peake J. (eds), Pulmonates, Vol. 2a: Systematics, Evolution and Ecology, Academic Press, London, New York, San Francisco, 540 pp. ISBN: 0122675029, 9780122675027 Google Scholar

  • [6] Budzakoska-Gjoreska B. 2012. Gastropoda from Lake Ohrid and its watershed as a object of developing GIS monitoring according to EU Water Framework Directive. Doctoral dissertation. Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institut of biology, Skopje, Macedonia. Google Scholar

  • [7] Dillon R.T. Jr. 2006. Freshwater Gastropoda. Chapter 21, pp. 251–260. In: Sturm C.F., Pierce T.A. & Valdes A. (eds), The Mollusks: A Guide to Their Study, Collection and Preservation, American Malacological Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 445 pp. ISBN: 1581129300, 9781581129304 Google Scholar

  • [8] Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. 2003. Süswassermollusken. Ein Bestimmungsschl üssel für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. 13. Neubearbeitete Auflage. Deutscher Jugendbund für Naturbeobachtung, Hamburg, 134 pp. Google Scholar

  • [9] Hadžišče S. 1956. III Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Gastropodenfauna des Ohridsees. Beschreibungen der bis jetzt unbekannten Schnecken und Beispiele der Speciation bei den Gastropoden des Ohridseee. Zbornik na Rabotite, Chidrobioloshki Zavod Ochrid [Recueil des Traveaux, Station Hydrobiologique Ohrid] 4(1 (14)): 57–107. Google Scholar

  • [10] HadŽišče S. 1974. The fauna of snails (gastropods) on the lake as a group rich in animal endemic forms and its distribution in individual zones of bentic region, pp. 259–271. In: Symposium on issues of regulation of Lake Ohrid, MANU, Skopje. Google Scholar

  • [11] Hubendick B. 1960. Faunistic review of the Ancylidae of Lake Ohrid. Arhiv Biol. Nauka 13(3–4): 89–97. Google Scholar

  • [12] Hubendick B. 1970. Studies on Ancylidae. The Palearctic and Oriental species and formgroups. Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum et Litterarum, Gothoburgensis, Zoologica 5, 52 pp. Google Scholar

  • [13] Hubendick B. & Radoman P. 1959. Studies on the Gyraulus species of Lake Ohrid. Morphology. Arkiv för Zoologi (Stockholm) 12(16): 223–243. Google Scholar

  • [14] Jordanoski M., Lokoska L. & Veljanoska S.E. 2006. The river Sateska and consequences of its divers in to Lake Ohrid. BALWOIS, Conference on Water Observation and Information Systems for Decision Support. http://balwois.com/balwois/administration/fullpaper/ffp-584. Google Scholar

  • [15] Lind O.T. 1985. Handbook of Common Methods in Limnology. The C.V. Mosby Company, St. Luis-Toronto-London, 199 pp. ISBN-10: 0840337531, ISBN-13:978-0840337535 Google Scholar

  • [16] Mandaville S.M. 2002. Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Freshwaters — Taxa Tolerance Values, Metric, and Protocols. (Project H-1) Soil & Water Conservation Society of Metro Halifax, 48 pp. & Appendix A: 58 pp, Appendix B: 4 pp. http://lakes.chebucto.org/H-1/tolerance.pdf (accessed 15.09.2013) Google Scholar

  • [17] Matzinger A., Jordanoski M., Veljanovska-Sarafiloska E., Sturm M., Müller B. & Wüest A. 2006a. Is Lake Prespa jeopardizing the ecosystem of ancient Lake Ohrid? Hydrobiologia 553(1): 89–109. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-005-6427-9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-005-6427-9CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [18] Matzinger A., Spirkovski Z., Patceva S. & Wüest A. 2006b. Sensitivity of ancient Lake Ohrid to local anthropogenic impacts and global warming. J. Great Lakes Res. 32(1): 158–179. DOI: 10.3394/0380-1330(2006)32[158:SOALOT]2.0.CO;2 http://dx.doi.org/10.3394/0380-1330(2006)32[158:SOALOT]2.0.CO;2CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [19] Naumoski T., Jordanoski M. & Veljanoska-Sarafiloska E. 2007. Physical and chemical characteristics of Lake Ohrid, pp. 42–43. In: 1st International Symposium for Protection of Natural Lakes in Republic of Macedonia, Proceedings, Hydrobiological Institute, Ohrid. Google Scholar

  • [20] Perez K.E., Clark S. & Lydeard A. 2004. Freshwater Gastropod Identification Workshop. “Showing your Shells”. A primer to Freshwater Gastropod Identification. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 61 pp. Google Scholar

  • [21] Polinski V. 1929. Limnological investigations of Balkan Peninsula. Relict gastropod fauna of Lake Ohrid. Monographs Serb. Acad. Sci. Belgrade 173(65): 131–178. Google Scholar

  • [22] Radoman P. 1960. Two sibiling species of Pseudamnicola in Lake Ohrid. Basteria 24(1–2): 1–9. Google Scholar

  • [23] Radoman P. 1983. Hydrobioidea, a superfamily of Prosobranchia (Gastropoda). I. Systematics. Monographs Serb. Acad. Sci. Belgrade, 256 pp. Google Scholar

  • [24] Radoman P. 1985. Hydrobioidea, a superfamily of Prosobranchia (Gastropoda). II. Origin, Zoogeography, Evolution in the Balkans and Asia Minor. Posebna izdanja Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti — Kniha 547, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Monographs Institute of Zoology 1, Belgrade, 173 pp. Google Scholar

  • [25] Radoman P. & Marinkovič D. 1959. One such foundation species in the Ohrid basin. Arch. Biol. Sci. Belgrade 9(1–4): 73–75. Google Scholar

  • [26] Rosenberg D.M., Davies D., Cobb G. & Wiens A.P. 1997. Protocols for Measuring Biodiversity: Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Fresh Waters. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Freshwater Institute, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N6, 43 pp. Google Scholar

  • [27] Stanković S. 1960. The Balkan Lake Ohrid and its Living World. Monographie Biol., Den Haag, W. Yunk, 357 pp. Google Scholar

  • [28] Stanković S. & Radoman P. 1955. Le peuplement des eaux littorales adjacentes du Bassin d’ Ohrid. Arch. Sci. Biol. Beograd 7(1–2): 1–19. Google Scholar

  • [29] Trajanovska S. 2009. Taxonomy, ecology and status of charophytes flora (Charophyta) in Lake Ohrid. Doctoral thesis. Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institut of Biology, Skopje, Macedonia. Google Scholar

  • [30] Wagner B., Lotter F.A., Nowaczyk N., Reed M.J.L., Schwalb A., Sulpizio R., Valsecchi V., Wessels M. & Zanchetta G. 2008. A 40,000-year record of environmental change from ancient Lake Ohrid (Albania and Macedonia). J. Paleolimnol. 41: 407–430. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-008-9234-2 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10933-008-9234-2CrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • [31] Wetzel R.G. 1975. Limnology. W.B. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 743 pp. ISBN: 0721692400, 9780721692401 Google Scholar

  • [32] Wetzel R.G. & Likens G. 1979. Limnological Analyses. W. B. Saunders comp. Philadelphia, London, Toronto, 357 pp. Google Scholar

About the article

Published Online: 2014-08-19

Published in Print: 2014-08-01


Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 69, Issue 8, Pages 1023–1029, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-014-0403-7.

Export Citation

© 2014 Slovak Academy of Sciences. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
Ryoichi Tabata, Ryo Kakioka, Koji Tominaga, Takefumi Komiya, and Katsutoshi Watanabe
Ecology and Evolution, 2016, Volume 6, Number 8, Page 2601

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in