Less rare than we thought: two new localities for Piseinotecus soussi Tamsouri,Carmona, Moukrim & Cervera, 2014 along the Tyrrhenian coast


Abstract: The geographic range of Piseinotecus soussi Tamsouri, Carmona, Moukrim & Cervera, 2014 is here updated, since it was found in two new localities along the Tyrrhenian coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, to confirm the identity of specimens recorded, a DNA barcoding approach was carried out using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) as it is the molecular marker mostly used in barcoding analysis in nudibranchs.

Keywords: Piseinotecidae, Tyrrhenian Sea, cryptic diversity, rare species, DNA barcoding

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