June 4, 2018 - As noted, in the study signed by Aleksandra Jablonska with colleagues from the University of Lodz, Poland, the population of shrimp from the Skadar Lake basin was analyzed using mitochondrial DNA, and it turned out to be a new species.
"Research by the colleagues from Poland has shown that the species was born in the late Miocene (from 23 to 5.3 million years ago), to expand to the eventual integration of Holocene, or about 130,000 to 80,000 years ago. The species had populated the swamps that existed before the lake was founded. This shows that the hydrological system of Skadar Lake itself was created before the Holocene," Pešić explained.
The shrimps are, he added, relatively large crabs, their naval relatives are used in nutrition.
"Skadar shrimp or, more accurately, Vlado’s Shrimp, apart from Lake Skadar, is present and numerous in Zeta River, Matica, and the surrounding springs. Even though it is present in the Skadar Lake basin, this species is still endangered and requires protection by inclusion in the National Red List and entering the list of protected species," concluded Professor Pešic.
Text by Tina Popovic, on June 3rd, 2018, read more at Vijesti