A new species for Portugal

Toms et al. (2021) described 4 new species which had been previously identified as Limacia clavigera. One of those, Limacia inesae, is present in Portugal and can be distinguished more easily by the smaller size and the arrangement of the dorsal papillae in a single median line:




References:

  • Toms J.A., Pola M., Von der Heyden S. & Gosliner T.M. (2021). Disentangling species of the genus Limacia O.F. Müller, 1781, from southern Africa and Europe using integrative taxonomical methods, with the description of four new species. Marine Biodiversity. 51(1): 1-31., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-020-01125-0

Posted by jpsilva jpsilva, January 13, 2021 11:22

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