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Alona hercegovinae n. sp. (Cladocera: Chydoridae), a blind cave-inhabiting Cladoceran from Hercegovina (Yugoslavia)

  • Anton Brancelj


Two interesting chydorid Cladocera were found in caves of Hercegovina and are described here. The pantropical Alona diaphana King, 1853 was already known in this part of Europe, but was found in a cave environment for the first time.

Alona hercegovinae n. sp. is an eyeless and stygobiontic species, and was found in three caves.

Key words

Cladocera Chydoridae taxonomy hypogean waters Yugoslavia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton Brancelj
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  1. 1.Institute of BiologyUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaYugoslavia

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