Hydrobiology of the Caspian Sea

  • N. V. Aladin
  • I. S. Plotnikov
Part of the NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 36)


The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest lake in area. Hence it is possible to assume, that it should have the largest biodiversity as well. The larger area of lake, the large number of plants and animals species lives in it. In our opinion this correlation with the area is not direct but indirect. Certainly, the larger area of reservoir, the higher probability, that it will contain more species of hydrobionts. However, there are no doubts, that determining parameters in this case are also favourable conditions for water organisms, age of lake, diversity of biotic and abiotic conditions, presence of necessary and balanced amount of substance and energy (Aladin et al., 2002).


Caspian Water Nereis Diversicolor Beroe Ovata Petroleum Deposit Sturgeon Fish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Aladin
    • 1
  • I. S. Plotnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Brackish Water Hydrobiology, Zoological Institute of RASUniversiteskaya naberezhnaya, 1St PetersburgRussia

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