New records of Clausiliidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with notes on their reproductive strategy
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Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Science, Cracow, Poland
University of Lodz, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology
Submission date: 2019-10-19
Final revision date: 2019-12-12
Acceptance date: 2019-12-17
Publication date: 2020-02-21
Folia Malacol. 2020;28(1):77-83
The knowledge of clausiliid fauna of the northern part of Korean Peninsula (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is still fragmentary. The field survey carried out by the Cracow Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences in 1971–1992 provided data on the occurrence of two species: Zaptyx stimpsoni miyanagai (Kuroda, 1936) and Tauphaedusa tau (O. Boettger, 1877) in this region. The specimens of the latter species contained embryonic shells, thus confirming its viviparity. For reproductive mode assessment we used μ-CT scanning and 3D reconstructions.
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