Invertebrate species list of coastal lagoons in the Balearic Islands


1 - Coastal lagoons are particular ecosystems, since they are ecotones between terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, being characterized by a high temporal variability. Because of these characteristics, coastal lagoons have very peculiar abiotic and biotic conditions that require investigation if we are to understand their complex ecological functions. In this study, a list of invertebrate species from coastal lagoons in the Balearic archipelago is provided in order to enhance the knowledge of their aquatic fauna. This study reports on the existence of 123 species, from 135 genera and 24 families.The most common taxa were Chironomus spp. (Meigen, 1803) and Halocladius spp. (Hirvenoja, 1973) (Diptera, Chironomidae), Hydrobia ventrosa (Montgau, 1803) (Gastropoda, Hydrobiidae), Cyprideis torosa (Jones, 1850) (Ostracoda, Cytherideidae), Lekanesphaera hookeri (Leach, 1814) (Isopoda, Sphaeromatidae) and Naididae (Oligochaeta).

DOI Code: 10.1285/i1825229Xv4n1p1

Keywords: coastal lagoons; Balearic Islands; invertebrates; taxonomic list

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