Garibian P.G.1, Aksenova M.D.2 2023. Ovalona cambouei (Guerne et Richard, 1893) (Cladocera: Anomopoda: Aloninae): the first record for Russia // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.20. No.4: 411–416 [in English].

1 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninsky Prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail:

2 The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Herzl street 229, Rehovot 76100, Israel. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.20.4.06

ABSTRACT: This brief communication is dedicated to the first record of Ovalona cambouei (Guerne et Richard, 1893) (Cladocera: Anomopoda) in Russian Federation. This taxon was previously found in predominantly tropical and subtropical regions of eastern hemisphere. Now this species is recorded in the Republic of Kalmykia and Dagestan (Ciscaucasia, Russian Federation). The morphology of parthenogenetic females is studied and the species status of Ciscaucasian populations is confirmed based on the structure of the head pores and postabdomen. Our finding demonstrates the importance of temporary water studies for a full inventory of the cladoceran species composition in Ciscaucasia.

KEY WORDS: Ovalona, Cladocera, Crustacea, first record, faunistic, Russia, North Caucasus.

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