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Epischura baikalensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MAXILLOPODA CALANOIDA TEMORIDAE

Scientific Name: Epischura baikalensis
Species Authority: Sars, 1900

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Reid, J.W.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Baikal.
Countries:
Native:
Russian Federation
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Makes up the main bulk (90%) of zooplankton of this size (1.5 - 2 mm) in the lake, and plays the main role in filtering and purifying Baikal's water.
Systems: Freshwater
Citation: Reid, J.W. 1996. Epischura baikalensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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