Title A new species of Armodoris (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Akiodorididae) from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Author Valdés, A.; Moran, A.L.; Woods, H.A.
Author Affil Valdés, A., California State Polytechnical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Pomona, CA. Other: Clemson University; University of Montana
Source Polar Biology, 34(3), p.459-463. Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISSN: 0722-4060
Publication Date Mar. 2011
Notes In English. NSF grants ANT-0551969 and ANT-0440577. 5 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 309634
Index Terms Antarctica; Southern Ocean--McMurdo Sound; biodiversity; ecology; Gastropoda; Invertebrata; McMurdo Sound; Mollusca; new taxa; nomenclature; physiology; Ross Sea; Southern Ocean; taxonomy
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.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-010-0889-6
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91413