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Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.575 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v39.i1.100
10 pages

Peculiarities of Successions in Biocenoses of Fouling in the Sea of Azov

Ye. M. Partaly
“Iliana” State Enterprise Mariupol, Ukraine


A total of 223 species of hydrobionts, including 161 species of algae and 62 species of invertebrates, was found in communities of fouling in the Sea of Azov. Seasonal dynamics of their development were as follows: in winter these communities were represented by bacteria and algae, in spring algae and bacteria were accompanied by Hydrozoa, Crustacea, Protozoa, Rotatoria, and Mollusca, whereas in summer the above-mentioned organisms were accompanied by Bryozoa and Kamptozoa. The development of periphytic organisms began at 14°C, whereas at 9°C it was over. Dominant species included Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamark and Balanus improvisus Darwin.