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Cave shrimps Troglocaris s. str. (Dormitzer, 1853), taxonomic revision and description of new taxa after phylogenetic and morphometric studies

20.08.2012.

Within the Dinaric genus Troglocaris cave shrimps from the subgenus Troglocaris s. str. (Crustacea:Decapoda: Atyidae), have the widest distribution area. The recent molecular analyses have revealed significant diversity in the subgenus. Considering acombination of morphological, geographical and molecular data, we describe four new subspecies: T. (T.) a. ocellata ssp. nov.,T. (T.) a. periadriatica ssp. nov., T. (T.) a. legovici ssp. nov. and T. (T.) a. sontica ssp. nov.

One subspecies is described from Croatia. Troglocaris (troglocaris) anophthalmus legovici ssp. nov. is described from spring Nimfej in Istria, Croatia.

Jugovic, J., Jalžić, B., Prevorčnik, S. & Sket, B. (2012): Cave shrimps Troglocariss. str. (Dormitzer, 1853), taxonomic revision and description of new taxa after phylogenetic and morphometric studies, Zootaxa 3421, pp. 1 - 31.

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