, Volume 212, Issue 1, pp 273–282

A review of the Conchostraca (Crustacea) of Yugoslavia

  • Madgalena Marinček
  • Brigita Petrov
5. Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution

DOI: 10.1007/BF00026011

Cite this article as:
Marinček, M. & Petrov, B. Hydrobiologia (1991) 212: 273. doi:10.1007/BF00026011


We studied the taxonomy and distribution of the Conchostraca in Yugoslavia. A diverse fauna occurs in the country. However, the systematics of this group is still incomplete and has many problems. There is considerable variability of morphological characters. By a comparative-morphological analysis of the populations found, we re-evaluated the taxonomic significance of a series of structural characters, and offer comments on the results.

In Yugoslavia four families were found: Cyzicidae Stebbing, 1910; Limnadiidae Burmeister, 1843; Imnadiidae Botnariuc & Orghidan, 1941 and Leptestheriidae Daday, 1923, with a present total of 8 species and 4 subspecies. Within the genus Imnadia Hertzog, 1935, three new species were found: Imnadia cristata Marinček, 1972; Imnadia banatica Marinček & Valvajter, 1982 and Imnadia panonica Marinček & Petrov, 1984. Within the genus Eoleptestheria Daday, 1923, the species Eoleptestheria spinosa Marinček, 1978, with four distinct subspecies was discovered.

Key words

ConchostracaYugoslaviataxonomical revision

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madgalena Marinček
    • 1
  • Brigita Petrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia