Notes on the distribution of Dalmatinella simonae (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) in Croatia and the utility of barcoding in its determination
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Regional Office Kokořínsko – Máchův kraj Protected Landscape Area Administration, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, Mělník
Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Department of Invertebrate Evolution, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Department of Comparative Anatomy, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Luboš Beran   

Regional Office Kokořínsko – Máchův kraj Protected Landscape Area Administration, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, Česká 149, CZ–276 01, Mělník, Czech Republic
Submission date: 2022-03-31
Final revision date: 2022-06-08
Acceptance date: 2022-07-08
Online publication date: 2022-08-16
Folia Malacol. 2022;30(3):128–134
Dalmatinella simonae is a recently described species from Lake Sladinac and the river Cetina (Croatia). New findings from the rivers Cetina, Neretva and Ruda indicate a wider distribution of this species especially in comparison with its relative D. fluviatilis, known only from a short section of the river Zrmanja. Its occurrence is also probable in the river Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Barcoding analysis, using mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), confirmed the occurrence of this species in new sites, and the nearly complete lack of genetic divergence.
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