Korovchinsky N.M. 2022. Diaphanosoma macedonicum Korovchinsky et Petkovski, 2014 (Crustacea: Cladocera: Sididae) in Lake Ohrid // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.2: 179–182 [in English].

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninsky prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: nmkor@yandex.ru

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 31.2.06

ABSTRACT. The endemic Balkan species Diaphanosoma macedonicum Korovchinsky et Petkovski, 2014 is found in ancient Lake Ohrid, previously lacking the representatives of the genus, for the first time. Their morphological features are briefly described and compared with those of other populations of the species inhabiting the neighbouring lakes Large Prespa and Dojran. The recent invasion of the representatives of the genus in Lake Ohrid probably was possible due to its ongoing eutrophication, especially in areas of high human activity.

KEY WORDS: Diaphanosoma macedonicum, description, Lake Ohrid, endemicity, biological invasion.

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