Records of macrozoobenthos organisms in several water bodies of Ukraine during 2007-2021

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29 August 2022
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The database includes 844 records of 166 species of benthic invertebrates belonging to phylums Annelida, Arthropoda and Mollusca. Most of the records were carried out on the territory of the objects of the Nature Reserve Fund of Ukraine — Danube Biosphere Reserve, Pyriatyn National Nature Park, Hetmanskyi National Nature Park. The research area includes the rivers Danube, Udai, Vorskla and Ros, as well as several small water bodies of the Rzhyshchiv territorial community. The database includes findings of bottom-living and plant-living benthic invertebrates.

Data Records

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Liashenko V (2022): Records of macrozoobenthos organisms in several water bodies of Ukraine during 2007-2021. v1.2. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b394cf35-d6d1-4d9d-9d5b-693229207b02.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; aquatic fauna; biodiversity; Ukraine; invertebrates; molluscs; insects; arthropods; macrozoobenthos; Danube Biosphere Reserve; Pyriatyn National Nature Park; Hetmanskyi National Nature Park; Ros; Rzhyshchiv; Observation


Volodymyr Liashenko
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Professor (Assistant)
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset consists of records made on the territory of Danube Biosphere Reserve (Odesa region), Pyriatyn National Nature Park (Poltava region), Hetmanskyi National Nature Park (Sumy region) as well as Ros River valley (Vinnytsia region) and Rzhyshchiv city amalgamated territorial community (Kyiv region) in Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.244, 27.334], North East [52.376, 35.673]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of aquatic fauna records only, namely Annelida, Arthropoda and Mollusca phylums.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda, Mollusca, Annelida
Class Insecta, Clitellata, Bivalvia, Malacostraca, Polychaeta, Gastropoda

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2007-07/2021-06

Sampling Methods

Samples were collected by dredgers with working area of 100 cm2. The upper layer of the bottom sediments (up to 5 cm) was selected for the study. The samples were washed through a sieve with a mesh size of 1 mm2, fixed with a 4% formaldehyde solution and transported to the laboratory to determine the species composition. The database contains finds identified to species or genus. Geographical locations were indicated by GPS-navigator in decimal degrees according to the WGS84 system. The nomenclature follows the GBIF database.

Study Extent All samples of macrozoobenthos were collected in summer (July or August) from coastal and central areas of riverbeds. Samples were collected from sandy, silty and silty-sand bottom substrates and representatives of aquatic vegetation. The information for the dataset (initial field work) was collected in cooperation with Artem Lyashenko, Kateryna Zorina-Sakharova, Dmitry Lukashov and other colleagues who participated in separate expeditions for sample collecting. This dataset was prepared (correctly organized according to Darwin Core standards) and published with the help of the project "Preservation of data on biodiversity of Ukraine during the Russian occupation" funded by "Documenting Ukraine" initiative. The initiative is financed by the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of information provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of field trips.
  2. Collecting of samples.
  3. Species fixation and identification.
  4. Georeferencing.
  5. Organizing of the dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b394cf35-d6d1-4d9d-9d5b-693229207b02