Marin I.N.1, Sinelnikov S.Yu.2 2016. Impact of anthropogenic pollution on the population of the Baikal amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing, 1899) (Amphipoda: Gammaroidea: Micruropodidae) in the basin of the River Moskva and Moscow City // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.25. No.3: 267–270 [in English].

1 A.N. Severtzov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Leninsky pr. 33, 117071, Moscow, Russia. E-mail:

2 I.D. Papanin Institute for biology of inland waters of RAS, 152742, Borok, Nekouzsky region, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: invasion, first record, amphipods, anthropogenic pollution, indicator species, Volga Basin.

ABSTRACT. Diversity of crustacean communities of the River Moskva was investigated. Invasive amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing, 1899) was found to be the most abundant and widespread macrocrustacean species. Its abundance strongly decreased in the most polluted section of the river flowing through the City of Moscow. We propose thus to consider this species as a biological indicator of anthropogenic pollution in other areas of its invasion.

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