In 1989 a siphonotid millipede was discovered in moderate numbers under stones submerged in a creek on the Macquarie University campus in the northern suburbs of Sydney. There were no previous published reports of aquatic millipedes in Australia. The habitat of the population was sub sequently threatened by construction of a lake. We describe efforts to protect the millipedes during construction and suggest improved strategies for conservation of locally threatened invertebrates.
Aquatic millipedes in Australia: a biological enigma and a conservation saga
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F. J. Burrows, D. F. Hales, A. J. Beattie; Aquatic millipedes in Australia: a biological enigma and a conservation saga. Australian Zoologist 1 December 1994; 29 (3-4): 213–216. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1994.007
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