Bella Japoshvili

Bella Japoshvili

Keywords : Georgia Carassius carp Carassius gibelio Genetic Invasion Morphometric Lake Paravani Fish populations Ichthyology

Country : Georgia

Organization : Ilia State University

Department : Institute of Zoology

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Biography :

In 1998 graduated from S.S. Orbeliani State Pedagogical  University, faculty of Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biology specialization (With honors). In 2005  defended her  PhD thesis in Zoology, Institute of Zoology;  Thesis  title – “Bio-ecological description of European vendace (Coregonus albula Linnaesus) in condition of Paravani Lake”. In 2007, 2010 and 2014, conducted post-doctoral research in University of Turku and Tvarminne Zoological station of Helsinki University (Finland), In 2011 at Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey, Isparta) and  Limnological Institute,  University of Konstanz (Germany). At ISU  works  since 2006.   From 2006 till up to date  simultaneously leads the Department of  Hydrobiology and Ichthyology at ISU Institute of Zoology.

Research interests


  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Fish and macroinvertebrates, ecology and genetics
  • Fish behavior, Sexual selection and Evolution
  • Environmental Impact assessment
  • Invasive species
  • Fish Embryology and Gametogeneses


Invasive Carassius carp in Georgia: Current state of knowledge and future perspectives 2013 Current Zoology

Long-term assessment of a vendace (Coregonus albula L.) stock in Lake Paravani, South Georgia 2012 Advances in Limnology

Monitoring on ichthyofauna in Paravani Lake 2009

A review of benthic fauna biodiversity in Georgia 2016 Annals of Agrarian Science

The population of Carssius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) and its parasites in Madatapa Lake (South Georgia) 2017 Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences

Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia 2020 Journal of Applied Ichthyology

Preliminary information about the occurrence of Prussian carp Carassius gibelio (Bloch 1782) in mountainous Lake Devdoraki (Caucasus, Georgia) 2017

Fish species composition, sex ratio and growth parameters in Saghamo Lake (Southern Georgia) 2018 Biologia

New and Interesting Records of Diptera from Azerbaijan and Georgia 2019 Zoosystematica Rossica

Records of the long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Azerbaijan and Georgia 2020 Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales

Diversity of Oligochaeta Worms (Annelida) in Madatapa Lake (South Georgia) 2018 Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology

Faunal Biodiversity Research in the Republic of Georgia: A Short Review of Trends, Gaps, and Needs in the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot 2019 Biologia

Towards Retrieving the Promethean Treasure: a First Molecular Assessment of the Freshwater Fish Diversity of Georgia 2020 Biodiversity Data Journal

First DNA-based Records of New Alien Freshwater Species in the Republic of Georgia 2020 Acta Zoologica Bulgarica

New and additional faunistic records of the long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Azerbaijan and Georgia 2020 Acta Biologica Sibirica

Freshwater Fish Species Diversity in Georgia (South Caucasus Region) and Their Local Names 2020

Freshwater Fish and Lampreys of the Caucasus 2020

Finding of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) in Georgia, the South Caucasus 2021 IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science

Evaluation of the Potential Establishment of Black-striped Pipefish Transferred Bycultural Drivers 2021 Inland Waters

Current Data on Biodiversity of the River Natanebi Ichthyofauna and Water Pollution 2015

New Alien Species Mytilopsis Leucophaeata and Corbicula Fluminalis (Mollusca, Bivalvia) Recorded in Georgia and Notes on Other Non-indigenous Molluscs Invaded the South Caucasus 2019 Vestnik Zoologii

Progress Towards Research and Conservation of Georgian Freshwater Molluscs 2019

The First Unified Inventory of Non-Native Fishes of the South Caucasian Countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia 2021 Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems

Hydropower Development in the Republic of Georgia and Implications for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation 2021 Biological Conservation

Phylogeography of the Kura Barbel Barbus cyri De Filippi As Inferred from mtDNA Data 2022 Inland Water Biology

Risk of Invasiveness of Non-Native Fishes in the South Caucasus Biodiversity and Geopolitical Hotspot 2022 NeoBiota

Species Diversity and DNA Barcode Library of Freshwater Molluscs of South Caucasus 2022 Biodiversity Data Journal

Description of Two New Species of the Genus Gobio (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Black Sea Coast of Turkey 2016 Zoology in the Middle East

Fish Fauna of Çoruh River and Two First Record for Turkey 2015 Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Parasite Ecology of Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) in Jandari Lake (Georgia) 2023 Caucasiana

The Record of Ametropus fragilis Albarda, 1878 (Ephemeroptera, Ametropodidae) from Georgia 2023 Caucasiana

Ponticola alasanicus sp. n. (Gobiiformes, Gobiidae) from the Alazani River Basin, Georgia 2023 Biodiversity Data Journal

Materials to the Fauna of Aquatic Bugs of the Infraorder Nepomorpha (Heteroptera) of the Javakheti Highland, Georgia 2019 Russian Entomological Journal

Fish Diversity Assessed By eDNA Detection Methods in the Rioni River 2023 Metabarcoding and Metagenomics

New Records and Range Expansions of Invasive Fish Species in Georgia 2023 BioInvasions Records