Propappidae and aquatic Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta) from the farthest southeast of Russia

  • Tarmo Timm
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Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 95)


Two mountain streams north and northeast of Vladivostok were studied in 1983–1984. In the Komarovka Stream, a great variety of Mesenchytraeus occurred in the spring zone, among them M. crenobius sp. n. with giant setae in the ventral bundles of VI–VIII and M. vshivkovae sp. n. with numerous spermathecal diverticula. In the stream zone of the Frolovka Stream Cernosvitoviella pensau sp. n., characterized by a complicated penial bulb and a very long spermathecal ampulla, was the dominant oligochaete. Propappus arhynchotus Sokolskaya was the second most abundant oligochaete in this stream. It proved to be a true member of this genus and not synonymous with any other species. These are the first records of aquatic enchytraeids for the Primorski Region of Russia.

Key words

Propappidae Enchytraeidae new species streams East Asia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarmo Timm
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  1. 1.Institute of Zoology and Botany of the Estonian Academy of SciencesTartuEstonia

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