Garibian P.G., Kotov A.A. 2021. Bosmina longirostris (O.F. Müller, 1785) (Anomopoda: Cladocera) in Australia: a new case of the anthropogenic introduction of a boreal waterflea // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.18. No.3: 240–246 [in English].

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mails: ;

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.18.3.04

ABSTRACT: It is well-known that some waterflea taxa (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Cladocera) formed stable populations in non-indigenous territories after their occasional human-mediated introduction. Some cases of such invasions are known for the Australasian region. Below we report on the finding of a population of Bosmina longirostris (O.F. Müller, 1785) (Anomopoda: Bosminidae) in Australia which also has appeared as a result of occasional anthropogenic-mediated introduction. Most probably, B. longirostris was introduced to Australia from a Holarctic locality together with trout which is cultivated in the lake where it was found.

KEY WORDS: Bosmina, Cladocera, Australia, fauna, biological invasion.

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