A new species of Armodoris (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Akiodorididae) from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

Ángel Valdés, Amy L. Moran, H. Arthur Woods

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Abstract

Recently collected specimens of Armodoris from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, were morphologically examined and sequenced. Comparison between this new material and literature sources revealed that it belongs to an undescribed species, Armodoris anudeorum. Although this new species is externally very similar to Armodoris antarctica (the only previously known species of Armodoris), these two species differ in several details of their external morphology, and particularly in their reproductive anatomy and radular morphology. This is the second known species of Armodoris; thus, this paper doubles the known diversity of this exclusively Antarctic group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalPolar Biology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Ross Sea
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy

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