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Benoit Dayrat, Tricia C. Goulding, Deepak Apte, Vishal Bhave, & Xuan Quang Ngo (2017)

Benoit Dayrat, Tricia C. Goulding, Deepak Apte, Vishal Bhave, & Xuan Quang Ngo (2017). A new genus and four new species of onchidiid slugs from South-East Asia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Onchidiidae). Journal of Natural History (In Press).

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Dayrat B, Goulding TC, Apte D, Bhave V, Comendador J, Ngo X Q, Tan S K, & Tan S H (2016)

Dayrat B, Goulding TC, Apte D, Bhave V, Comendador J, Ngo X Q, Tan S K, & Tan S H (2016). Integrative taxonomy of the genus Onchidium Buchannan, 1800 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Onchidiidae). ZooKeys 636: 1–40. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.636.8879.

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In an effort to clarify the species diversity of onchidiid slugs, the taxonomy of the genus Onchidium Buchannan, 1800 is revised using an integrative approach. New, fresh specimens were collected in a large number of places, including type localities. The genus Onchidium is redefined here as a clade including only three species which are strongly supported by both morphological and molecular data. All three species were already named: the type species O. typhae Buchannan, 1800, O. stuxbergi (Westerlund, 1883), and O. reevesii (J.E. Gray, 1850). With the exception of a re-description of O. typhae published in 1869, all three species are re-described here for the first time. First-hand observations on the color variation of live animals in their natural habitat are provided. The anatomy of each species is described. Important nomenclatural issues are addressed. In particular, Labella Starobogatov, 1976 is regarded as a junior synonym of Onchidium and Labella ajuthiae (Labbé, 1935) and O. nigrum (Plate, 1893) are regarded as junior synonyms of O. stuxbergi. The nomenclatural status of several other species names is discussed as well. Many new records are provided across South-East Asia and precise ranges of geographic distributions are provided for the genus Onchidium and its three species. Distinctive features that help distinguish the genus Onchidium from other onchidiids are provided, as well as an identification key for the three species.

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Titiscania limacina from India (2016)

Apte D.A & SayaliI Mavlankar (2016). First record of Titiscania limacina Bergh, 1890 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 112(3), 22-25, Sept-Dec 2015.

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Titiscania limacina is being recorded for the first time from Indian waters, making this a valuable contribution to the molluscan fauna of India.

 

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Opisthobranchs from Lakshadweep (2015)

Apte D.A, Salahuddin V.K & Bhave V. (2015). Three new records of Opisthobranchs (Mollusca) from Lakshadweep Islands, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 112 (3), 19-22, Sept-Dec 2015.

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The present work reports three opisthobranch species, namely Scyllaea pelagica, Goniobranchus alius, and Verconia norba, of which one is a new record to India and all three are new to Lakshadweep Islands.

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Stiliger smaragdinus from India (2016)

Apte D.A, Kamboj R.D & Bhave V. (2016). First record of Stiliger smaragdinus Baba, 1949 (Mollusca: Sacoglossa: Limapontiidae) from India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 112 (2): 114-117.

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The present record adds one more species of Stiliger to Indian waters and extends range of S. smaragdinus to India far westwards from its present distribution.


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