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Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 258–264 | Cite as

Morphology and biology of Cyclops scutifer Sars, 1863 in high mountain lakes of East Siberia (including Lake Amut)

  • Natalya G. Sheveleva
  • Mydygma Ts. Itigilova
  • Ayushcuren Chananbaator
Biology

Abstract

Data on zooplankton from 13 high-mountain lakes of East Siberia have shown that the Holarctic copepod Cyclops scutifer Sars, 1863 dominates among crustaceans. In July, its abundance comprised 64%–98% of the total plankton fauna in the pelagial of these lakes, approximately 30% in the littoral zone and 10% in small northern thermokarst lakes. Biometric measurements and morphological descriptions based on scanning microscope images are supplemented by the data on its geographic distribution and phenology.

Keywords

high mountain lakes Cyclops scutifer morphology biology distribution 

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Acknowledgments

The authors are most grateful to three anonymous referees for valuable comments and linguistic corrections. Data processing and writing of this paper were partially supported by Projects Modern State, Biodiversity and Ecology of the Shore Zone of Baikal (VI.51.1.10) (2013–2016), and The Dynamics of Natural and Natural-Human Systems to Climate Change and Anthropogenic Pressures (for example, Trans-Baikal) (VIII.79.1.2) (2013–2016). A part of this study was done at the Joint Center for Ultramicroanalysis (LIN SB RAS). The English version of this paper was prepared by E.M. Timoshkina.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalya G. Sheveleva
    • 1
  • Mydygma Ts. Itigilova
    • 2
  • Ayushcuren Chananbaator
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of LimnologySiberian Branch of Russian Academy ScienceIrkutskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Natural Resources, Ecology and CryologySiberian Branch of Russian Academy ScienceChitaRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Biology Mongolian Academy of ScienceUlan-BatorMongolia

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