Th e First Finding of Bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica (Lophopodidae) in Lower Danube

Aleksandrov, B., Voloshkevich, O., Kurakin, A., Rybalko, A., Gontar, V.



Th e freshwater bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica (Leidy, 1851) was found for the fi rst time in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta (Poludionniy arm, 4525'00" N, 2945'25" E) in 2005. Since then, it has increased in abundance. The greatest colony numbers occurred on both dead and living reed stems in the delta region 1.52.0 km upstream from the Black Sea.