Solenogastres (Mollusca) from expeditions off the South Iberian Peninsula, with the description of a new species
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AuthorsPedrouzo, L. (Lucía); Cobo, M.C. (Mari Carmen); García-Álvarez, Ó. (Óscar); Rueda, J.L. (José Luis); Gofas, S. (Serge); Urgorri, Victoriano
The class Solenogastres (sensu Salvini-Plawen, 1967) includes approximately 270 described species, 30% of which can be found off the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe. From the Iberian Peninsula, 36 species are known, and six are cited from the Southern Peninsula from Gorringe Bank to Cabo de Gata. The results of a study of a collection of 81 specimens are presented here. Solenogastres were collected from seafloors off the South Iberian Peninsula during three expeditions: DEEPER [Desarrollo de Estudios de Ecosistemas de Profundidad bajo un Enfoque interdisciplinar] 0409, INDEMARES [Inventario y designación en la Red Natura 2000 en áreas marinas del Estado Español]/Chica 0610–0211 and INDEMARES/Alborán 0911. Analysis of the collected solenogaster specimens resulted in the discovery of a new species, which is described here as Alexandromenia avempacensis sp. nov, along with the identification of four already known species: Unciherpia hirsuta, which had not been reported ...
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