First record and biology of Unio gibbus Spengler, 1793 in Tunisia

@article{Khalloufi2009FirstRA,
  title={First record and biology of Unio gibbus Spengler, 1793 in Tunisia},
  author={Noureddine Khalloufi and Moncef Bouma{\"i}za},
  journal={Biologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={64},
  pages={1178-1183}
}
In the framework of a recent review of the systematics and global diversity of the freshwater mussel species in Tunisia, the species Unio gibbus Spengler, 1793 has been recorded for the first time. This overlooked Unio species inhabits several rivers in North of Tunisia, Northwest Morocco and Southwest Spain. Shell characters were examined in adult and juvenile specimens from several North Tunisian rivers. The glochidia is conic, to elongate triangular, intermediate between glochidia shapes in… CONTINUE READING