First record of the alien aquatic oligochaete species Monopylephorus limosus (Hatai, 1898) (Annelida) in Central Europe

Dariusz Halabowski, Mariola Krodkiewska, Agnieszka Sowa, Iga Lewin

Paper category: Short communication
Corresponding author: Dariusz Halabowski (
DOI: 10.2478/ohs-2019-0026
Received: 01/12/2018
Accepted: 31/01/2019
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Citation: Halabowski, D., Krodkiewska, M., Sowa, A., et al. (2019). First record of the alien aquatic oligochaete species Monopylephorus limosus (Hatai, 1898) (Annelida) in Central Europe. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 48(3), pp. 290-295. Retrieved 3 Oct. 2019, from doi:10.2478/ohs-2019-0026


The paper reports on the first record of the Asian aquatic oligochaete species Monopylephorus limosus (Hatai, 1898) in Central Europe. The species was found in the lower course of the Bolina River (S Poland), which is contaminated with saline mine waters. One immature individual was collected in the late summer of 2017.
M. limosus co-occurred with Paranais litoralis, Nais elinguis and juvenile Enchytraeidae. To date, M. limosus is one of the 29 non-native annelids that are known to occur in Poland.


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