The biota of lake abalakh (Yakutia, eastern Siberia, Russia Federation)

  • I. I. Vasilyeva
  • N. N. Smirnov


The fauna and flora of Lake Abalakh, a saline lake in Yakutia, eastern Siberia, Russian Federation, is described from a collection made in July, 1990. The fauna comprisedMoina mongolica, Metadiaptomus asiaticus, Brachionus plicatilis and larval ceratopogonids. The flora was much more diverse. It contained 82 taxa most of which were cyanophytes, bacillariophytes, and chlorophytes. Also present were cryptophytes (1 taxon), xanthophytes (5) and euglenoids (1).

Key words

Siberia Lake Abalakh saline halophiles 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. I. Vasilyeva
    • 1
  • N. N. Smirnov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biology of the Academy of SciencesYakutskRussian Federation
  2. 2.Institute of Problems of Evolution and Ecology of the Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federal

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