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Molecular and morphological systematics of Dolabrifera Gray, 1847 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Aplysiomorpha)

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dc.contributor.author Valdés, Ángel
dc.contributor.author Breslau, Eric
dc.contributor.author Padula, Vinicius
dc.contributor.author Schrödl, Michael
dc.contributor.author Camacho, Yolanda
dc.contributor.author Malaquias, Manuel António E.
dc.contributor.author Alexander, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Bottomley, Morgan
dc.contributor.author Vital, Xochitl G.
dc.contributor.author Hooker, Yuri
dc.contributor.author Gosliner, Terrence M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T17:17:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T17:17:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4121
dc.description.abstract Molecular and morphological data from newly collected specimens and a review of the literature and type material indicate that the widespread tropical sea hare Dolabrifera dolabrifera is a species complex of five genetically distinct taxa. The name Dolabrifera dolabrifera is retained for a widespread species in the Indo-Pacific tropics. Dolabrifera nicaraguana is endemic to the eastern Pacific. Dolabrifera ascifera, D. virens and a new species described herein are restricted to the tropical Atlantic, with partially overlapping ranges in the Caribbean region and St. Helena. The temperate Pacific species Dolabrifera brazieri is also distinct and endemic to temperate southeastern Australia and New Zealand. These species of Dolabrifera constitute highly divergent lineages and most contain unique internal anatomical characteristics, particularly in the male reproductive morphology and shell shape, making them relatively easy to identify upon dissection. However, externally all these species are extremely variable in colour pattern and morphology and are virtually indistinguishable. This is particularly problematic for identification in the Atlantic Ocean where three species co-occur in the Caribbean region. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1096-3642
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject new species en_US
dc.subject phylogenetics en_US
dc.subject species delimitation en_US
dc.subject taxonomy en_US
dc.title Molecular and morphological systematics of Dolabrifera Gray, 1847 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Aplysiomorpha) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx099
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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