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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Reid, J.W.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the plankton of Lake Baikal (Janet Reid pers comm 1995)
Countries occurrence:
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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T7897A12863252. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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