Vitaliy Anistratenko

Vitaliy Anistratenko
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine | ISP · I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology

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November 1987 - present
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
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The nominal species name “ Theodoxus dniestroviensis ” was commonly accepted as introduced by Put’ in 1972 for neritid snails occurring in the upper part of the Dniester River basin. Currently an earlier publication [Put’, 1957] has been found in which this name is established in accordance with the ICZN guidelines, so the dating should be amended...
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The species of the Ponto-Caspian gastropod genus Clathrocaspia Lindholm, 1930 have been recorded so far from the Caspian Sea Basin only from marine waters, whereas they inhabit the estuarine areas as well as the purely freshwater environments in the Azov–Black Sea Basin. This genus has recently been assessed as putatively extinct in the Caspian Sea...
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Biodiversity and conservation assessments rise and fall with taxonomic accuracy. An example of a still largely unresolved taxonomy is found in the Gastropoda of the Caspian Sea. The present paper clarifies the taxonomy of the genus Abeskunus and its three species of anomalohaline gastropods endemic to the Caspian Sea. Based on material from Pleisto...
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Type series of three nominal taxa of the hydrobiid gastropods inhabiting the Caspian Sea were traced recently in the uncatalogued part of the malacological collection of the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg. Images of the holotypes and some paratypes of Pyrgula isseli Logvinenko & Starobogatov, 1969, P. sowinsky...
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The unique aquatic Pontocaspian (PC) biota of the Black Sea Basin (BSB) is in decline. The lack of detailed knowledge on the status and trends of species, populations, and communities hampers a thorough risk assessment and precludes effective conservation. This paper reviews PC biodiversity trends in the BSB (Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, an...
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The gastropod mollusc genus Borysthenia Lindholm, 1914 comprises many species throughout Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America but species delimitation, based mainly on shell morphology (only possible concerning the fossil records) is often disputable. Statistical methods used to test if the shell measurements are reliable traits in delimita...
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Aim The unique aquatic Pontocaspian (PC) biota of the Black Sea Basin (BSB) is in decline. Lack of detailed knowledge on the status and trends of species, populations and communities hampers a thorough risk assessment and precludes effective conservation. This paper aims to review PC biodiversity trends using endemic molluscs as a model group. We a...
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Although the historical and modern distributional range of the European spring snail genus Marstoniopsis has already been considered in the context of Pleistocene/Holocene glaciations, many details of the eastern limits of these taxa remain uncertain. Also, the taxonomic status of some nominal species commonly attributed to this genus needs to be c...
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The Caspiinae comprise small gastropod species inhabiting low-salinity environments of the Pontocaspian region, specifically the Caspian Sea and the limans, estuaries and lower river reaches of the northern Black Sea Basin. There is considerable discrepancy in the literature as to which taxa are attributed to this hydrobiid subfamily, which of them...
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Romania and Ukraine share the Black Sea coastline, the Danube Delta and associated habitats, which harbor the endemic, aquatic Pontocaspian biota. Currently, this biota is diminishing both in numbers of species and their abundance because of human activities, and its future persistence strongly depends on the adequacy of conservation measures. Roma...
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Social networks, defined as sets of relationships between stakeholder organizations, are important determinants of constructive actions for biodiversity conservation. Such actions are achieved through cooperation between various stakeholders, exchange of information, and joint planning and implementation. We used a mix of qualitative and quantitati...
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An illustrated overview of the type series of nominal taxa of the gastropod genus Theodoxus (Neritidae) inhabiting the Ponto-Caspian region is presented. It is based on a revision of large European malacological collections and includes descriptions of the type specimens of 16 taxa of different rank (species, variety, morph). Apart of these, the “t...
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A Review of Species Diversity, Distribution and Ecology of Freshwater Gastropod Molluscs Inhabiting the Ukrainian Transcarpathian. Anistratenko, V. V., Furyk, Yu. I., Anistratenko, O. Yu., Degtyarenko, E. V. The diversity of freshwater gastropods recorded in the Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine is reviewed and comments on their distribution and ec...
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The Caspian Sea has been a highly dynamic environment throughout the Quaternary and witnessed major oscillations in lake level, which were associated with changes in salinity and habitat availability. Such environmental pressures are considered to drive strong phylogeographic structures in species by forcing populations into suitable refugia. Howev...
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Анистратенко В.В., Анистратенко О.Ю. 2019. Коллекция каспийских моллюсков К.М. Бэра: возвращение утраченного наследия. Тезисы докладов Всероссийской научной конференции с международным участием «Моллюски: биология, экология, эволюция и формирование малакофаун», Борок, 14–18 октября 2019 г. (Россия): 7. [Anistratenko V.V. & Anistratenko O.Yu. 2019...
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Анистратенко В.В., Кияшко П.В., Винарский М.В., Анистратенко О.Ю., Ситникова Т.Я. 2019. Таксономия видов рода Theodoxus Montfort, 1810 Понто-Каспийского региона: изучение типовых серий. Тезисы докладов Всероссийской научной конференции с международным участием «Моллюски: биология, экология, эволюция и формирование малакофаун», Борок, 14–18 октября...
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Анистратенко В.В., Анистратенко О.Ю., Кадольский Д. 2019. К системе Hydrobiidae понто-каспийского комплекса и родственных групп брюхоногих моллюсков. Тезисы докладов Всероссийской научной конференции с международным участием «Моллюски: биология, экология, эволюция и формирование малакофаун», Борок, 14–18 октября 2019 г. (Россия): 8. [Anistratenko...
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The Caspian Sea is an evolutionary island whose rich and endemic fauna have evolved in partial isolation over the past two million years. Baseline studies of pre-20th Century communities are needed in order to assess the severity of the current Caspian biodiversity crisis, which mostly involves invasive species. An inventory of late Holocene shelly...
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Romania and Ukraine share the Black Sea coastline, the Danube Delta and associated habitats, which harbor the unique Pontocaspian biodiversity. Pontocaspian biota represents endemic aquatic taxa adapted to the brackish (anomalohaline) conditions, which evolved in the Caspian and Black Sea basins. Currently, this biota is diminishing both in the num...
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First records of invasive bivalve freshwater mollusc species Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) and Corbicula fl uminalis (O. F. Müller, 1774) in Georgia are reported. No native or alien extant dreissenid species have ever been recorded form this region so far. A fi nding of C. fl uminalis in Georgia is also a new record for the country though...
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Abstract. The rediscovered molluscs collected by Karl E. von Baer in the Caspian Sea (1853–1857) and described by Stephan Clessin and Władysław Dybowski (in Dybowski [1887–1888]) are studied and illustrated. Altogether 26 species were described, 15 as new, by Clessin and W. Dybowski. In the Baer collection, we were able to identify the type series...
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The study aims to define the boundaries of variability in features of the shell measurements in molluscs of the genus Borysthenia and to assess reliability of these traits in delimitation of recent and fossil (Early Pontian) species. Summarizing it is stated that the dimensional characteristics of the Borysthenia shell are suitable for the differen...
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Defining and recording the loss of species diversity is a daunting task, especially if identities of species under threat are not fully resolved. An example is the Pontocaspian biota. The mostly endemic invertebrate faunas that evolved in the Black Sea – Caspian Sea – Aral Sea region and live under variable salinity conditions are undergoing strong...
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The collection of Karl E. von Baer's Caspian Sea molluscs was rediscovered in the Zoological Museum of Lviv University, Ukraine, where it has been kept in the depository for over 100 years without having been scientifically studied. The collection includes 116 lots containing altogether over 4000 specimens of gastropod and bivalve shells. The synty...
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Though spring snail Marstoniopsis in-subrica is widespread in Europe it has been rarely recorded in Ukraine yet only in the northwestern part. Newly found specimen of M. insubrica in the central part of Ukraine (Olshanka River, middle part of the Dnieper basin) extending the southeastern limit of the species distribution range. All known records of...
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An unusual larval case ofCrunoecia irrorata(Curtis, 1834) (Trichoptera, Lepidostomatidae) wascollected inasmall stream in Ukrainian Transcarpathia. This larval case consistedmainly ofliving snails of extremely rare endemic gastropod mollusk of the genusTerrestribythinellaSitnikova, Starobogatov& Anistratenko,1992(Gastropoda:Terrestribythinellidae)....
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Within the genus Shadinia Akramowski, 1976, 8 groups have been differentiated by their conchology and male/female genital anatomy. One of these groups is treated as the monomorphic species S. akramowskii (Shadin, 1952) while 7 others are morphs of the polymorphic S. terpoghassiani (Shadin, 1952). In 5 out of the 8 designated groups, p-distances for...
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Fourteen species of the family Lymnaeidae were revealed in the samples taken from lowland and mountainous parts of the Ukrainian Transcarpathian. Five species are regionally new: Stagnicola corvus, Radix parapsilia, R. balthica, R. ampla and R. tumida; two regionally rare species (Ladislavella terebra and Lymnaea fragilis) are discovered. The most...
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Fourteen species of the family Lymnaeidae were revealed in the samples taken from lowland and mountainous parts of the Ukrainian Transcarpathian. Five species are regionally new: Stagnicola corvus, Radix parapsilia, R. balthica, R. ampla and R. tumida; two regionally rare species (Ladislavella terebra and Lymnaea fragilis) are discovered. The most...
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The paper is dedicated to the memory of Vladyslav Ivanovych Monchenko, a famous zoologist who died at age 84. A brief outline of the main events of complicated scientific and human destiny of this outstanding zoologist is given. Monchenko’s scientific legacy includes 191 contributions published during his lifetime (among them 8 monographs and textb...
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Observations on the morphological variability of Theodoxus pallasi Lindholm, 1924 and T. astrachanicus Starobogatov in Starobogatov, Filchakov, Antonova & Pirogov, 1994 from the Caspian Sea and the Sea of Azov populations reveal their close similarity. Statistical analyses of the morphometrics of shells, opercula, and radulae show very similar rang...
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Summarized data on the fauna composition, distribution, and ecology of gastropod and bivalve mollusks of the Utlyuk Liman in the northwestern part of the Sea of Azov is presented. The total number of mollusk species identified was 63; 43 species belonged to the class Gastropoda, and 20 species, to the class Bivalvia. The distribution of mollusks in...
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One species is new for the regional fauna (Sphaerium nucleus), another three are rare and their range is strictly limited to a few localities (Musculium lacustre,Bythinella sp.and Terrestribythinella baidashnikovi). It is discovered one additional locality of alien species Sinanodonta woodianarecently introduced into the Transcarpathian. Images of...
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According to analyses of anatomical data and nucleotide sequences of three genes (16S, 18S rDNA and CO 1 mtDNA), the Armenian endemic genus Shadinia Akramowski, 1976 Akramowski, N.N. (1976) Fauna of Armenia SSR. Mollusca. Zoological Institute Academy of Science, Yerevan, Armenian SSR. should be considered as a separate subfamily, Shadiniinae of Hyd...
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The genus Diodora Gray, 1821 is widely represented in the Middle Miocene of the Central Paratethys with specimens usually attributed to D. graeca (Linnaeus, 1758) or D. italica (Defrance, 1820), well-known recent species of the Atlantic / Mediterranean Basin. In samples from the Upper Badenian of Western Ukraine we found two clusters of Diodora spe...
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Altogether, 63 species of mollusks are registered in the Utlyukskij liman; of them, 43 belong to the class Gastropoda, the remaining 20 species to the class Bivalvia. The core of the liman’s malacofauna consists of euryhaline Mediterranean species; some representatives of the Ponto-Caspian zoogeographical complex (Dreissena polymorpha and Theodoxus...
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Collections deposited at the Institute of Zoology (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv — SIZK) having the Ukrainian National Heritage status are reviewed. The his-tory of their formation and importance for the development of fundamental and applied science are shown. They contain over 6.1 million conservation units forming 328 collections...
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The nomen "Pisidium zoctanum Poli, 1876" was ambiguously used for some bivalve mollusk of the family Sphaeriidae inhabiting Karani-Koba Cave (Crimean Mountains, Karabi Massif). Literature and analysis of available museum material has shown that the nomen is not valid. This is due in part to the fact that this species has never been described and th...
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Modern distribution of ovoviviparous mollusks of the genera Viviparus and Contectiana of the family Viviparidae has been considered for the first time in general for Eurasia. Original, museum, and literature data that have been accumulated to date on the spread of these Palaearctic genera were summarized and analyzed. The modern boundaries of the d...
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Keywords: Pleistocene, Turkey, biogeography, Black Sea, Aegean Sea Introduction Episodes of isolation and connection between Pontocaspian lakes of the Caspian and Black Sea Basin with the Mediterranean existed during the Quaternary. The doorstep between the Mediterranean and Pontocaspian systems has been located in the Marmara Sea region as is show...
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Conchological Variability of Anadara inaequivalvis (Bivalvia, Arcidae) in the Black-Azov Sea Basin. Anistratenko, V. V., Anistratenko, O. Yu., Khaliman, I. A. - An alien species in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov - Anadara inaequivalvis (Bruguiere, 1789) - was recently discovered to have a wide range of shell variability. From the investigated sa...
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The Pontocaspian fauna is a anomalohaline fauna dominated by endemic neritiid and hydrobiid gastropod species and lymnocardiine and dreissenid bivalve species living in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and formerly Aral Sea Basin. The fauna is experiencing severe decline. In the Black Sea basin the development of coastal wetlands and pollution may play a...
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This faunal review provides an insight into the reconstruction of ancient gateways between the different Paratethyan basins inhabited by Pontocaspian molluscs.
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The Pontocaspian fauna is an anomalohaline fauna. The molluscs are dominated by endemic neritiid (Theodoxus) and hydrobiid (Caspia, Turricaspia, Euxinipyrgula) gastropod species and lymnocardiine (Didacna, Monodacna, Hypanis) and dreissenid (Dreissena) bivalve species. The historical distribution of Pontocaspian taxa is within the lemans of the Bla...
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The radula morphology and variability in four European species of the family Viviparidae viz. Viviparus viviparus (Linnaeus, 1758), V. sphaeridius (Bourguignat, 1880), V. ater (Cristofori et Jan, 1832) and Contectiana listeri (Forbes et Hanley, 1853) were examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Statistical methods reveal a certain value...
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Caspia is an endemic Ponto-Caspian Basin genus of hydrobiid gastropods. Around a dozen nominal species of Caspia have been described to inhabit the Caspian Sea while four species occupy a restricted zone in the lower part of the rivers flowing into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Scanning electron microscopic study of the protoconch and radula m...
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Shell measurements, their combination and/or indices are usually not significantforspeciesdiscrimination in viviparid gastropods. We suggest to use some characters of embryonic shell for species identification. Main discriminating features of the embryonic shell for V. viviparus (Linnaeus, 1758) and V. sphaeridius (Bourguignat, 1880) are described. V...
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Results of ecological and zoogeographical study of the Middle Sarmatian gastropod molluscs of the Eastern Paratethys are presented. A comprehensive list of species and taxonomical remarks on some groups is provided. Some autecological characters of gastropods as well as the ratio of life forms with different diets are analyzed. The geographical are...
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Anatomical study of mature females of Viviparus viviparus and V. sphaeridius from three populations in Ukraine during November–March of 2010/2011 reveals that they had the embryos all over winter time. This is treated here as a first direct evidence of the all-year brooding period without a winter break in Viviparus snails. The presence of embryos a...
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A review of the fauna, taxonomy, paleontology and evolution of freshwater ovoviviparous snails Viviparoidea is presented. The main trends of morphogenesis are examined. Numerous facts of homeomorphy of species of different ages in different genera and families are revealed.
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Shells of one of Physa Draparnaud, 1801 species, inhabiting the rivers and reservoirs of the North Azov Sea coast clearly fit the re-description and figures of North American Physa skinneri Taylor, 1954. The illustrated description of the species from Ukrainian populations is provided here; some data on its distribution in Ukraine and in entire Eur...
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Anistratenko V.V., Khaliman I.A & Anistratenko O.Yu. 2011. The Molluscs of the Sea of Azov. Kiev: Naukova dumka. 173 pp. [in Russian with English Abstract]. The present book is the monographic description of molluscs inhabiting the Sea of Azov, adjacent lagoons (Molochnyj and Utlyuk) and Taganrog Bay. In foreword chapter the general characteristics...
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The shell and radula comparative and illustrated description of all three genera of the family Valvatidae (Valvata s.str., Cincinna and Borysthenia), inhabiting the European fresh-waters are provided. Special emphasis paid to the embryonic shell and radula morphology of Cincinna piscinalis (Müller, 1774) — one of the most common valvatid species in...
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The phenomenon of “switching” of the early ontogeny type (nonpelagic versus pelagic) is considered in the context of the presence of alternative modes of early ontogeny in recent and fossil gastropod mollusks. Possible environmental inducing mechanisms (decrease in salinity and/or water temperature), as well as the role of this phenomenon in the ev...
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The protoconch and teleoconch morphology of Patella compressiuscala Karsten, 1849 (North Sea Basin, Chattian - Langhian) is described and illustrated. The new genus Boreoblinia is established for this species which is characterized by a protoconch indicative of a lecithotrophic type of early development, lacking even a short free-swimming larval st...
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New data on the operculum and protoconch morphology of minute Valvata-like gastropods from the Maeotian deposits of the Eastern Paratethys show that their affiliation to Skeneopsis planorbis (O. Fabricius, 1780) is insufficiently substantiated. A combination of morphological characteristics supports that this species should be considered as belongi...
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A new minute patellogastropod Tectura compressiuscula (Eichwald, 1830) belonging to the family Lottiidae was discovered in Lower Badenian sandy deposits of Hungary (Sámsonháza). The specimens found are unusually large for the species, known from a wide range in the Paratethys. The protoconch and teleoconch morphology, as well as the shell microstru...