Research Article (Funded Research)
Some Traits of the Pelagic Amphipod Macrohectopus branickii (Dyb.) Distribution in Lake Baikal
Dmitry Yu. Karnaukhov1*, Sophia A. Biritskaya2, Ekaterina M. Dolinskaya2, Еugene А. Silow1
1Institute of Biology, Irkutsk State University, Lenin str., 3, Irkutsk-25, 664025, Russian Federation.
2Biology and Soil Science Department, Irkutsk State University, Sukhae-Baator str., 5, Irkutsk-3, 664003, Russian Federation.
The study of the only pelagic fresh water amphipod Macrohectopus branickii distribution in the upper 250 m layer of the lake Baikal (Russia) for some sites was conducted. Statistically significant differences between obtained samples that reflect both school-type behavior of the species depending on size groups and existence of different size specimens’ aggregations were discovered.
Key words: Macrohectopus branickii, Amphipods, Baikal, Plankton, Russia.