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Dr Tihomir Stefanov
Dr Tihomir Stefanov

Tihomir Stefanov

(Associate Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 88) 9217613; e-mail:

Born: 27 February 1977, Sofia.


2000 — Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Biology: MSc in Hydrobiology
2018 — National Museum of Natural History — BAS: PhD in Zoology

Research interests

Taxonomy, faunistics, ecology and biogeography of the freshwater fish in Western Palearctic. Origin and forming of the recent ichthyofauna of Antarctica. Museum collections. Conservation biology.

Current projects

Systematics, distribution and biology of the freshwater fish in Bulgaria
Ichthyological survey in the coastal marine waters near the Bulgarian Polar base on Livingston Island
Modern development of the exposition and the scientific funds of NMNH — BAS and representing the nature to the society
Mobilising Data, Policies and Experts in Scientific Collections

Most recent publications

Trichkova, T., Todorov, M., Kenderov, M., Hubenov, Z., Botev, I., Stefanov, T., Georgiev, D., Jurajda, P., 2022. Invasive Alien Species of Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Fish in the Bulgarian Sector of the Danube River—Results of the Joint Danube Survey 4 (JDS4). — Water 2022, 14, 2299. doi:10.3390/w14152299 [PDF]

Šmiga, L., Fedorčák, J., Faltýnková, A., Stefanov, T., Bystrianska, J., Halačka, K., Koščová, L., Koščo, J., 2020. Endohelminth Parasites in Loaches Cobitis spp. (Actinopterygii: Cobitidae), with the First Record of Allocreadium transversale (Rudolphi, 1802) (Digenea: Allocreadiidae) in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica.

Bogutskaya, N. G., Jelić, D., Vucić, M., Jelić, M., Diripasko, O., Stefanov, T., Klobučar, G., 2020. Description of a new species of Phoxinus from the upper Krka River (Adriatic Basin) in Croatia (Actinopterygii: Leuciscidae), first discovered as a molecular clade. — Journal of Fish Biology, 96: 378—393.

Stefanov, T., 2019. New data on morphology and taxonomy of the fishes from genus Alburnoides (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) in South-eastern Balkans (Aegean and Black Sea basins). — 11th Seminar of Ecology with international participation. Union of scientists in Bulgaria, section Biology & IBER-BAS. Proceedings, 21—31.

Stefanov, T., 2019. Ichthyofauna of the Bulgarian Stretch of the Danube River and Lower Courses of Its Tributaries. — In: Shurulinkov, et al. (eds), Biodiversity of the Bulgarian-Romanian Section of the Lower Danube. Nova Science Publishers: 241—281.

Bogutskaya, N. G., Stefanov, T., Naseka, A. M., Diripasko, O. A., 2019. A recent record of Romanogobio antipai (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae, Gobioninae) from the Danube River in Bulgaria. — ZooKeys, 825: 105—122.

Bartáková, V., Bryja, J., Šanda, R., Bektas, U., Stefanov, T., Choleva, L., Smith, C., Reichard, M., 2019. High cryptic diversity of bitterling fish in the southern West Palearctic. — Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 133: 1—11.

Zhelev, Z. M., Tsekov, A. G., Popgeorgiev, G. S., Angelov, M. V., Boyadzhiev, P. S., Stefanov, T. R., 2018. Ichthyofauna in the Lower Course of the Sazliyka River, Southern Bulgaria: Composition, Diversity, Seasonal Dynamics and Conservation Significance. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (3): 331—338.

Stoianova, D., Evtimova, V., Kenderov, L., Varadinova, E., Kerakova, M., Ihtimanska, M., Stefanov, T., Soufi, R., Tyufekchieva, V., Vidinova, Y., Simov, N., 2018. New Localities and Habitat Suitability Modelling for the Riverine Water Bug Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1794) (Heteroptera: Aphelocheiridae) in Northern and Eastern Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (3): 415—431.

Stefanov, T., Kutsarov, Y., 2018. First Record of Brauner’s Tadpole-goby Benthophiloides brauneri Beling & Iljin, 1927) (Actinopterygii: Gobiidae), in the Bulgarian Stretch of the Danube River. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 599—602.

More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications