Zoodiversity 2021-08-26T11:00:41+00:00 Kharchenko Vitaliy Open Journal Systems <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">"Zoodiversity" is the new name for "Vestnik Zoologii", which was published for 1967-2019.</div> <p>Zoodiversity is publishing original papers in all fields of zoology (except for strictly applied): fauna and systematics, ecology, ethology, descriptive and comparative morphology, physiology, paleozoology, zoological aspects of nature conservancy; the journal also includes eventual items like Information and Chronicle, Book Reviews, Field Notes, etc.</p> <p>Publication language is English.</p> Inventory of Annelida Polychaeta in Gulf of Oran (Western Algerian Coastline) 2021-08-26T11:00:41+00:00 A. Kerfouf A. Baaloudj F. Kies K. Belhadj Tahar F. Denis <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bionomical research on the continental shelf of the Oran‘s Gulf enabled us to study the <em>Annelida macrofauna</em>. Sampling sites were selected according to the bathymetry, which was divided into eight transects. Collected samples with the Aberdeen grab separated the Polychaeta Annelids from other zoological groups.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1571 Annelida Polychaeta were inventoried and determined by the species, including ten orders (Amphinomida, Capitellida, Eunicida, Flabelligerida, Ophelida, Oweniida, Phyllodocidae, Sabellida, Spionida, Terebellidae), 24 families, 84 genus and 74 species. &nbsp;The analyzed taxa highlighted the dominant and main species on the bottom of the Gulf, including <em>Hyalinoecia bilineata</em>, which appeared as the major species, <em>Eunice vittata</em>, <em>Chone duneri</em>, <em>Glycera convoluta</em>, <em>Hyalinocea fauveli</em>, <em>Pista cristata</em>, <em>Lumbrinerris fragilis</em> and <em>Chloeia venusta</em>.</p> 2021-07-19T12:17:27+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Zoodiversity New trematode Collyriclum faba (Bremser in Schmalz, 1831) detected in the birds of Uzbekistan 2021-08-25T09:38:29+00:00 D. A. Azimov F. D. Akramova U. A. Shakarbaev N. N. Azimov <p>Mature forms of <em>Collyriclum faba </em>were identified in subcutaneous cysts in the mountain whitethroat – <em>Sylvia althaea</em> Hume, 1878 (Passeriformes: Sylviidae) during a research expedition in an area adjacent to the Surkhan State Reserve in Surkhandarya Province of Uzbekistan on 18 June 2017. In the period between 10 and 18 June 2017, we examined a total of 29 mature birds and detected a skin trematode in one individual. The trematode was identified as <em>C. faba</em>, and this was the first find in Uzbekistan. The mountain whitethroat was identified as a new host of this trematode.</p> 2021-07-01T12:19:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Ulugbek Shakarbaev The Relationship Between Fish Length and Otolith Size and Weight of the Australian Ancnovy, Engraulis australis (Clupeiformes, Engraulidae), Retrieved from the Food of the Australasian Gannet, Morus serrator (Suliformes, Sulidae), Hauraki Gulf, New Zealnd 2021-08-25T09:38:27+00:00 L. Jawad N. J. Adams <p>Relationships between fish length and otolith length, width and mass were examined in the Australian anchovy <em><a href="">Engraulis</a></em>&nbsp;<em><a href="">australis</a></em>&nbsp;(White<a href="">, 1790)</a> recovered from the food of Gannet examined from colonies at islands of Horuhoru Rock and Mahuki Islands in the Hauraki Gulf. New Zealand. The relationships between otolith length- fish total length (TL), otolith-weight-TL, and otolith-width-TL were investigated by means of non-linear regression models (TL = 0.54 OL <sup>16.86</sup>, TL = 4.39 OW <sup>7.61 </sup>and TL = 26.19 OWe <sup>2.2</sup>). This study characterizes the first reference available on the relationship of fish size and otolith size and weight for <em>E</em>.&nbsp;<em><a href="">australis</a></em> obtained from bird’s food in the Pacific Ocean region.</p> 2021-07-01T12:15:13+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Laith Jawad Regular Intergeneric Hybridization of Leuciscine Cyprinids (Cyprinidae, Leuciscinae) in the Dnipro Affluants 2021-08-26T10:59:23+00:00 A. A. Tsyba M. Ghazali S. V Kokodiy S. V. Mezhzherin <p>The large-scale hybridization of fishes of the subfamily Leuciscinae in the subordinate systems of the Dnieper river basin is presented by data on two pair of species, <em>Rutilus rutilus</em> and <em>Abramis</em> <em>brama</em>, <em>Alburnus alburnus</em> and <em>Scardinius erythrophthalmus</em>. The hybridization and occurrence of F1 hybrids are confirmed with allozyme spectra and morphological characters on series of samples. The presence of single individuals sharply deviating in morphological characters among the bleak and common rudd hybrids suggests limited backcrossing with rudd. A complete morphometric analysis of the characteristics of bleak and rudd hybrids has been carried out. The paper discusses the issue of intergeneric hybridization in nature, which is a unique phenomenon characteristic only of some groups of cyprinids. The most likely reason is the overestimation of the taxonomic status of European cyprinids, which is confirmed by the insignificant level of intergeneric genetic divergence.</p> 2021-07-01T12:13:18+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Zoodiversity Diversity and Structure of Nesting Birds in the Coastal Riparian Zones of Great Kabylia in Algeria 2021-08-25T09:38:33+00:00 K. Hachour N. Talmat-Chaouchi R. Moulaï <p>The study of the nesting birds of the coastal riparian zones in Great Kabylia in Algeria, allowed us to identify 45 species of birds, belonging to 12 orders and 26 families. The richest site in terms of species is Takdempt (31 species). The lowest diversity is noted at the level of Boudouaou wadi with 16 species. The values of the Shannon-Weaver diversity index (H') for all sites are quite high (≥3 bits). Concerning the global abundance of avifauna, the site that represents the highest centesimal frequency is that of Takdempt (20.87%) and this is due to the presence of a colony of <em>Bubulcus ibis </em>(Linnaeus, 1758). The bird communities of the sampled sites are not identical, but the degree of similarity, in general, is quite high (≥50 %). The main factors controlling the diversity and the structure of the avifauna of Great Kabylia coastal riparian zones are represented by vertical and horizontal vegetation structure.</p> 2021-07-01T12:11:10+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Zoodiversity