|Molluscan ResearchISSN 1323-5818|
international journal of the Malacological
Society of Australasia and
the Society for the Study of Molluscan Diversity published by Magnolia Press
Molluscan Research 31(3):
167-175; published 30 Nov. 2011
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A new species of Simnia from England (Caenogastropoda: Ovulidae)
FELIX LORENZ1* & CHRISTIAN MELAUN2
1Chiapponi-Lorenz Seashell Foundation (CLSF), Via Aspromonte 22, 23900 Lecco, Italy.
2Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
*Corresponding author—Email: Felix.Lorenz@t-online.de
A new species of Ovulidae, Simnia hiscocki, is described from the Cornwall Peninsula, England, and compared with Simnia patula occurring in the same area, from which it differs in shell- and radula-morphological features as well as ecological features. DNA analysis suggests that it is a very young species whose host-specificity to Eunicella verrucosa makes it a potentially useful species for monitoring sea-temperature-change.
Key words: Ovulidae, Simnia, new sister species, Plymouth, radula differences, host-specific, climate change
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