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Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 34.1 (2011) Pages: 1-10

A new hygromiid for the Iberian malacofauna: Candidula corbellai n. sp. (Gastropoda, Pulmonata)

Martínez-Ortí, A.





We report a new Iberian hygromiid, Candidula corbellai n. sp., and describe its conchological and anatomical characteristics. This new species is compared with two other Iberian endemic species, Candidula camporroblensis and C. rocandioi, which present similarities in the reproductive system, such as the long flagellum. The shell of the new species is compared with specimens of the type series of these taxa. The reproductive system of C. corbellai n. sp. is distinguished from C. camporroblensis by its longer male part, although the flagellum is shorter than the penis and epiphallus together and it has a long bursa copulatrix with respect to its duct, which is shorter. The epiphallus and the bursa copulatrix duct are longer in C. rocandioi than in C. corbellai n. sp. A geographical distribution map of the three species in the Iberian peninsula is shown.


Hygromiidae, Candidula corbellai n. sp., Candidula camporroblensis, Candidula rocandioi, Catalonia, Iberian peninsula.


Martínez-Ortí, A., 2011. A new hygromiid for the Iberian malacofauna: Candidula corbellai n. sp. (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 34: 1-10, DOI:






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