A new species of freshwater Chaetonotidae (Gastrotricha, Chaetonotida) from Obodska Cave (Montenegro) based on morphological and molecular characters

@article{Kolicka2017ANS,
  title={A new species of freshwater Chaetonotidae (Gastrotricha, Chaetonotida) from Obodska Cave (Montenegro) based on morphological and molecular characters},
  author={M. Kolicka and P. Gadawski and M. Dabert},
  journal={European journal of taxonomy},
  year={2017},
  volume={2017}
}
  • M. Kolicka, P. Gadawski, M. Dabert
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • European journal of taxonomy
  • Gastrotricha is a cosmopolitan phylum of aquatic and semi-aquatic invertebrates that comprises about 820 described species. Current knowledge regarding freshwater gastrotrichs inhabiting caves is extremely poor and there are no extant data regarding Gastrotricha from Montenegro. We describe a new species from Obodska Cave, which is also the first record of a gastrotrich from this region. Due to its unusual habitat and morphological characteristics, this species may be important when considering… CONTINUE READING
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