Leeches (Hirudinea) in aquatic ecosystems of national park “Prielbrusye”

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The article provides information about the fauna of leeches living in the various reservoirs on especially protected natural territories of the Federal state budget establishment “The National Park ‘Prielbrusye’”. Only 4 оf the 12 known in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic species of leeches inhabit the waters of the National Park ponds: Protoclepsis tessulata (O.F. Muller, 1774), Helobdella stagnalis (L., 1758), Haemopis sanguisuga (L., 1758) and Herpobdella octoculata (L, 1758). The author shows the location of leeches in the aquatic ecosystems. It is fond that their appearance in waters of the National Park “Prielbrusye” is mainly due to anthropogenic activities, particularly creation of artificial stagnant and partly stagnant reservoirs.

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Andrey Vladimirovich Yakimov

OP Kabardino-Balkarian Republican Division for Fisheries and Conservation of the Far Eastern Branch of the West Caspian Branch of the Glavrybvod FGBU

Author for correspondence.
Email: yakimov_andrei@mail.ru

Cand. Sc. (Biology), Head of OP Kabardino-Balkarian Republican Division for Fisheries and Conservation of the Far Eastern Branch of the West Caspian Branch of the Glavrybvod FGBU, Senior Research Fellow of the National Park Prielbrusye

Turgenev str., 21, Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, 360000

Susanna Konstantinovna Cherchesova

North Ossetian State University named after K.L. Khetagurov

Email: cherchesova@yandex.ru

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of the North Ossetian State University named after K.L. Khetagurov

Vatutina str., 46, Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania, Russia, 362025

Vladimir Dmitrievich L’vov

Chegem trout hatchery of the Glavrybvod branch of the FGBU

Email: yakimov_andrei@mail.ru

chief fish farmer of the Chegem trout hatchery of the Glavrybvod branch of the FGBU

rural settlement Yanikoy, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, 360000

Kaplan Khasanovich Zalihanov

Federal State Institution “National Park ‘Prielbrusye’”

Email: yakimov_andrei@mail.ru

Candidate of Biological Sciences, Senior Research of the Federal State Institution “National Park ‘Prielbrusye’”.

Lesnaya str., 2, rural settlement Elbrus, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, 360000

Boris Georgievich Kojbaev

North Ossetian State University named after K.L. Khetagurov

Email: koibaevbg@mail.ru

post-graduate student of the North Ossetian State University named after K.L. Khetagurov

Vatutina str., 46, Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania, Russia, 362025

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