Stefan Pav

הצטרף ב:יוני 10, 2021 פעילות אחרונה: דצמ' 08, 2021 iNaturalist

Family, Biology, Cosmology & Guitar

I did my university degree in biology (botanics, ecology) at the University Leipzig and have been working mainly for the Phyllodrom Rainforest Museum Leipzig since. I have declared myself a zoologist since I was a little boy, as soon as I had been able to put on a snorkeling mask or spot snakes in the garden.

My heart is on the underwater life of the Croatian island Krk (Kvarner). In the last ten years I identified (and occasionally also misidentified) more than 300 marine species around the island, and since 2016 I have been taking pictures. It is for this reason I entered iNat, so I upload Krk pics only.

Please note:
My uploads of in-vitro shells and carapaces were all dead finds around the shoreline of Krk, no living specimen were killed.
For my in-vitro finds I use a fixed date and location: 1.7.2014 lies in between the time those shells were collected (2011-2017), and the location is best suited to draw a big circle around the whole island of Krk. Holydays. I was lazy. Didn't document my shells then.

Thank you for your IDs and comments.

LITERATURE I use for species identification:

books :

Alf, Brenzinger, Haszprunar, Schrödl, Schwabe: A Guide to Marine Molluscs of Europe (2020)
Baldacconi, Trainito: Spugne del Mediterraneo (2013)
Bay-Nouaihat, Bay-Nouaihat: Guide des Tuniciers de l'Europe de l'Ouest (2020)
Bowen, Goodwin, Kipling, Picton: Sea Squirts and Sponges of Britain and Ireland (2018)
Cabioc'h, Floc'h, Toquin, Boudouresque, Meinesz, Verlaque: Guide des Algues des Mers d'Europe (1992)
Falciai, Minervini: Guida dei Crostacei Decapodi d'Europe (1992)
Grube, Bon: Actinien, Echinodermen und Würmer des Adriatischen- und Mittelmeers: Nach Eigenen Sammlungen (1840)
Heller: Untersuchungen Über Die Tunicaten Des Adriatischen Meeres (1878)
Kobelt: Faunae Molluscorum Testaceorum maria europaea inhabitantium. (1887)
Le Granché, André, Rochefort: Spongiaires de France (2018)
Louisy: Europe and Mediterranean Marine Fish (ital.: 2020, eng.: 2015, ger.: 2002)
Ludwig: Die Seesterne des Mittelmeeres (1897)
Neumann, Paulus: Mittelmeer-Atlas - Fische und ihre Lebensräume (2005)
Pansini, Manconi, Pronzato: Fauna d'Italia - Porifera I (2011)
Pesta: Die Decapodenfauna der Adria (1918)
Pesta: Die Decapodenkrebse der Adria in Bestimmungstabellen zusammengestellt (1912)
Poppe, Goto: European Seashells Vol. II (1993)
Riedl: Fauna und Flora der Adria (1970)
Rodríguez-Prieto, Ballesteros, Boisset, Afonso-Carillo: Alghe e Fanerogame del Mediterraneo (2015)
Schmidt: Die Spongien des Adriatischen Meeres (1862)
Tiralongo: Blennies of the Mediterranean Sea (2020)
Tortonese: Fauna d'Italia - Echinodermata (1963)
Trainito, Baldacconi: Atlante di Flora e Fauna del Mediterraneo (6th ed. 2021)
Trainito, Baldacconi: Coralli del Mediterraneo (2016)
Wirtz, Debelius: Niedere Tiere Mittelmeer/ Atlantik (2003)
There is an ever increasing number of other publications I also use. If it is of relevance I will link a paper to an observation/ ID.
I am too lazy to type them all down.

(Please note that some of the old books are to be obtained only as reprints, e-books or via libraries.)


Buttler: Steinbachs Naturführer Orchideen
Eschrich: Gehölze im Winter - Zweige und Knospen
Fischer, Adler, Oswald: Exkursionsflora Österreich Liechtenstein Südtirol
Fritsch: Exkursionsflora von Österreich
Godet: Bäume und Sträucher
Godet: Blüten der heimischen Baum- und Straucharten
Grau, Kremer, Möseler, Rambold, Triebel: Steinbachs Naturführer Gräser
Häupler, Muer: Bildatlas der Farn- und Blütenpflanzen Deutschlands
Kremer: Steinbachs Naturführer Strauchgehölze
Mitchell: Parey - Die Wald- und Parkbäume Europas
Oberdorfer: Pflanzensoziologische Exkursionsflora
Rothmaler: Exkursionsflora von Deutschland 2-5
Schmeil-Fitschen: Flora von Deutschland und angrenzender Länder
Grey-Wilson, Blamey: Parey - Bergblumen

(Please note: not everything posted on those sites is certified truth. Handle with care. But you know that.) (color shade determination tool for your observation pics - very useful!)

COMMENTS I frequently do not post:

"You should have left it in the ocean."
"Science is not a matter of opinion."
"Geneticists tell us we are chimps, let's not forget that."

In the last centuries naturalists killed everything they wanted to ID without second thought.
This is typical human behaviour. But we can do better.
Thank you, iNaturalist, for proving it.

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