Diversity of terrestrial gastropods (Molluscsa, Gastropoda) in the Prespa National Park, Albania

Ivaylo K. Dedov, Zoltán Fehér, M. Szekeres, Ulrich E. Schneppat

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Abstract

In total, 51 terrestrial gastropod taxa are recorded from the Prespa National Park, Albania. Seven species are local endemics for the region of Lake Prespa and adjacent mountains, eight are West-Balkan endemics and seven are Balkan endemics. There are no species considered threatened according to the IUCN categories and only one species, Orcula wagneri, is in the category Near Threatened. Of the habitats studied, limestone rocks and rocky grasslands are the most important for the diversity of the gastropods in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-477
Number of pages9
JournalActa Zoologica Bulgarica
Volume70
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Albania
  • Distribution
  • Prespa National Park
  • Terrestrial gastropod fauna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Insect Science

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