Barcoding Eophila crodabepis sp. nov. (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae), a large stripy earthworm from alpine foothills of northeastern Italy similar to Eophila tellinii (Rosa, 1888)

Maurizio G. Paoletti, Robert J. Blakemore, Csaba Csuzdi, Luca Dorigo, Angelo Leandro Dreon, Federico Gavinelli, Francesca Lazzarini, Nicola Manno, Enzo Moretto, David Porco, Enrico Ruzzier, Vladimiro Toniello, Andrea Squartini, Giuseppe Concheri, Marina Zanardo, Javier Alba-Tercedor

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Abstract

A new Italian earthworm morphologically close to the similarly large and anecic Eophila tellinii (Rosa, 1888) is described. Distribution of Eophila crodabepis sp. nov. extends over 750 km2 from East to West on the Asiago Plateau and Vittorio Veneto Hills, from North to South on mounts Belluno Prealps (Praderadego and Cesen), Asiago, Grappa and onto the Montello foothills. This range abuts that of Eophila tellinii in northern Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Known localities of both E. tellinii and E.crodabepis sp. nov. are mapped. mtDNA barcoding definitively separates the new western species from classical Eophila tellinii (Rosa, 1888).

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0151799
JournalPloS one
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
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    Paoletti, M. G., Blakemore, R. J., Csuzdi, C., Dorigo, L., Dreon, A. L., Gavinelli, F., Lazzarini, F., Manno, N., Moretto, E., Porco, D., Ruzzier, E., Toniello, V., Squartini, A., Concheri, G., Zanardo, M., & Alba-Tercedor, J. (2016). Barcoding Eophila crodabepis sp. nov. (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae), a large stripy earthworm from alpine foothills of northeastern Italy similar to Eophila tellinii (Rosa, 1888). PloS one, 11(3), [e0151799]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151799