Identification Sheets

PRIDE presents the identification sheet for the most characteristic Black Sea mollusks from three distinct habitats and invasive species that threathen their survival. We encourange everybody to partcipate in PRIDE by uploading their observations to the iNaturalist data portal under the PRIDE project

To engage with citizen scientists PRIDE project has developed an identification sheet for the most chararcteristic mollusks of the Black Sea. The identification sheet covers species that occur in the Black Sea, Estuarine-coastal lake areas - the typical Pontocaspian habitat, and in fresh water habitats. The identification sheet also has a short manual on how to upload your observations to the iNaturalist portal and allows everybody to particpate in PRIDE and to enrich the dataset available to biodiversity science in the Black Sea.

The purpose of the leaflet is: (1) Raise awareness of the uniqueness of Pontocaspian biodiversity and the current biodiversity crisis in different target groups. (2) Collect data on recent distribution of the Pontocaspian, Marine, Freshwater and invasive mollusk species in Northern Black Sea through the joint efforts of citizen scientists. This will help us update our distribution maps on our taxonomic platform.

Find the pdfs to the identification sheets in four languages below:

Discover the unique mollusk fauna of the Black Sea - English

Discover the unique mollusk fauna of the Black Sea - Ukrainian

Discover the unique mollusk fauna of the Black Sea - Romanian

Discover the unique mollusk fauna of the Black Sea - Russian

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith