The decline and probable extinction of Graecoanatolica macedonia (Gastropoda: Orientallnidae) in Balkan Lake Dojran

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SANDRA RYAN
HUW I. GRIFFITHS
(2001)
Volume
37
Part
3
Page from
261

Graecoanatolica macedonica Radoman & Stankovic, 1978 is a small orientallnid snail endemic to Balkan Lake Dojran. A recent limnolocial survey, coupled with repeated searches of the species type locality and neighbouring sites have failed to recover live specimens of the species. As Lake Dojran has been heavily impacted by water abstraction, it is assumed that G. macedonica is now extinct as the shallow littoral area it formerly inhabited is now fully terrestrial.

Keywords
Graecoanatolica
Gastropoda
extinction
lakes
Dojran.