A new locality of the depressed river mussel Pseudanodonta complanata (Rossmässler, 1835) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the Wisłok River (Carpathian Mountains)

Maciej Bonk, e-mail: bonk.maciej@gmail.com

Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. A. Mickiewicza 33, 31-120 Cracow, Poland
Abstract

This contribution describes two new sites of the depressed river mussel Pseudanodonta complanata (Rossmässler) in the Carpathian Mts. Empty but well preserved shells were found at two sites in the Wisłok River (Krosno and Odrzykoń). These are the second records of the species from the Polish part of the Carpathians. As only empty shells were found, it is unclear whether the species is a constant component of the river fauna of the Carpathians in Poland.

Key words
Pseudanodonta complanata; Unionidae; Carpathians
References

Berrie A. D., Boize B. J. 1985. The fish hosts of Unio glochidia in the River Thames. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 22: 2712–2716.
Haas F. 1969. Superfamily Unionacea. Das Tierreich vol. 88. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin.
IUCN 2018. The IUCN Red List of threatened species. Version 2018-2. Available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org (accessed 17 January 2019).
Jakubik B., Lewandowski K. 2011. Molluscs of the Krutynia River (Masurian Lakeland). Folia Malacologica 19: 19–29. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10125-011-0003-x
Jakubik B., Lewandowski K. 2013. Malacofauna in oxbow lakes of the Bug River within the Nadbużański Landscape Park. Teka Komisji Ochrony i Kształtowania Środowiska Przyrodniczego – OL PAN 10: 132–142.
Jurkiewicz-Karnkowska E. 1989. Occurence of mollusc in the littoral zone of the Zegrzyński Reservoir and pre-mouth and mouth zones of supplying rivers. Ekologia Polska 37: 319–336.
Jurkiewicz-Karnkowska E. 1998. Long-term changes in mollusc communities in shallow biotopes of a lowland reservoir (Zegrzynski reservoir, central Poland). Polish Journal of Ecology 46: 43–63.
Jurkiewicz-Karnkowska E. 2001. Zbiornik Zegrzyński jako jeden z ważniejszych obszarów dla ochrony różnorodności biologicznej na Mazowszu. In: Kot H., Dombrowski A. (eds). Strategia ochrony fauny na Nizinie Mazowieckiej. Mazowieckie Towarzystwo Ochrony Fauny, Siedlce, pp. 159–168.
Koralewska-Batura E., Gołdyn B., Szybiak K., Błoszyk J. 2010. Materials to the knowledge of molluscs of Wielkopolska. II. Checklist. Folia Malacologica 18: 29–41. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10125-010-0004-1
Lewandowski K. 1991. Long-term changes in the fauna of family Unionidae bivalves in the Mikołajskie Lake. Ekologia Polska 39: 265–272.
Lewandowski K., Jakubik B. 2014. Małże z rodziny skójkowatych (Unionidae) w systemie rzeczno-jeziornym Krutyni (Pojezierze Mazurskie). Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą 70: 423–430.
Lewandowski K., Stańczykowska A. 1975. The occurrence and role of bivalves of the family Unionidae in Mikołajskie Lake. Ekologia Polska 23: 317–334.
Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Geist J., Aldridge D. C., Araujo R., Bergengren J., Bespalaya Y., Bódis E., Burlakova L., Van Damme D., Douda K., Froufe E., Georgiev D., Gumpinger C., Karatayev A., Kebapçi Ü., Killeen I., Lajtner J., Larsen B. M., Lauceri R., Legakis A., Lois S., Lundberg S., Moorkens E., Motte G., Nagel K., Ondina P., Outeiro A., Paunovic M., Prié, V., von Proschwitz T., Riccardi N., Rudzīte M., Rudzītis M., Scheder C., Seddon M., Şereflişan H., Simić V., Sokolova S., Stoeckl K., Taskinen J., Teixeira A., Thielen F., Trichkova T., Varandas S., Vicentini H., Zając K., Zając T., Zogaris S. 2017. Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 92: 572–607. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12244
McIvor A. L., Aldridge D. C. 2007. The reproductive biology of the depressed river mussel, Pseudanodonta complanata (Bivalvia: Unionidae), with implications for its conservation. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73: 259–266. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eym023
Piechocki A. 1981. Współczesne i subfosylne mięczaki (Mollusca) Gór Świętokrzyskich. Habilitation Thesis, Acta Universitatis Lodziensis, Łódź.
Piechocki A., Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska B. 2016. Guide to freshwater and marine Mollusca of Poland. Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań.
Sárkány-Kiss A. 1999. A study of aquatic molluscs in the Upper Tisa. In: Hamar J., Sárkány-Kiss A. (eds). The Upper Tisa Valley Preparatory proposal for Ramsar site designation and an ecological background Hungarian, Romanian, Slovakian and Ukrainian co-operation. Tiscia monograph series. Tisza Klub & Liga Pro Europa, Szeged, pp. 409–412.
Stańczykowska A., Lewandowski K., Ejsmont-Karabin J. 1983. Biotic structure and processes in the lake system of River Jorka watershed (Masurian Lakeland, Poland). IX Occurrence and distribution of molluscs with special consideration to Dreissena polymorpha (Pall.). Ekologia Polska 31: 761–780.
Wolff W. I. 1968. The Mollusca of the estuarine region of the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt in relation to the hydrography of the area. I. The Unionidae. Basteria 32: 13–47.
Zając K. 2004. Pseudanodonta complanata (Rossmässler, 1835). In: Głowaciński Z., Nowacki J. (eds). Polska Czerwona księga Zwierząt. Bezkręgowce. Instytut Ochrony Przyrody PAN, Kraków. Available online at http://www.iop.krakow.pl/pckz/opis6113-2.html?id=129&je=pl (accessed 15 January 2019).

Folia Malacologica (2019) 27: 71-74
First published on-line: 2019-03-19 00:00:00
https://doi.org/10.12657/folmal.027.003
Full text (.PDF) BibTeX Mendeley Back to list