Re: NANFA-- Lake Baikal

Dave Neely (
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 17:26:40 CST


>Any one know of some good sites that describe the odd life forms inhabiting
>this unusual freshwater lake? I have tried but Info seems to be very
>limited or I don't know how to list what I want.

There's not much available online. Most of the literature that's available
has never been translated from Russian... yet ;)

Berg's (1949) multi-volume 'Fishes of The USSR' was translated in the 60s,
and copies are available from various libraries. Very little of the
invertebrate literature is available in English - the best recent
publication is a volume published by Buckhuys Publishing - that goes for
$160, and has only poor-quality b&w illustrations.

Could you be more specific as to what you're looking for? Info on the
amphipod fauna? The sponges? Cottids? For what it's worth, I've found it
<very> difficult to obtain fish specimens from that area...


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