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A new species of Simnia from England (Caenogastropoda: Ovulidae)
Lorenz, F.; Melaun, C. (2011). A new species of Simnia from England (Caenogastropoda: Ovulidae). Moll. Res. 31(3): 167-175
In: Molluscan Research. Malacological Society of Australasia: Sydney. ISSN 1323-5818, more
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Author keywords
    Simnia; New sister species; Radula differences; Host-specific

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  • Lorenz, F.
  • Melaun, C.

    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.

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