Garibian P.G.1, Aksenova M.D.1,2, Sinev A.Yu.3 2021. First record of the water flea Coronatella (Ephemeralona) elegans (Kurz, 1875) (Cladocera: Anomopoda) in Russia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.30. No.1: 34–38 [in English].
1 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninsky Prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russia.
2 Department of Hydrobiology, Biological Faculty, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119234, Russia.
3 Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Faculty, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119234, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 30.1.03
ABSTRACT: Coronatella (Ephemeralona) elegans (Kurz, 1875), previously known from temporary waters of Central Europe and the Mediterranean is found for the first time in Russia, on the Taman’ Penninsula and in the Republic of Kalmykia, at a distance of about 1400 and 2000 km respectively from its easternmost locality in Europe. Morphology of parthenogenetic females, ephippial females and males of the found population is studied. Our data show the importance of sampling of temporary waterbodies for full evaluation of local Cladocera fauna.
KEY WORDS: Cladocera, Coronatella, first record, morphology, faunistics, Russia, Kalmykia.