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1 December 2014 The Identity of Okenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910) (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae): Redescription and Proposed Designation of a Neotype
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The taxonomy of Okenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910) has been extremely problematic, affected by vague original description, complementary descriptions with confusing information, and re-descriptions of species using material collected across a wide geographic range without reference to type material. A recent study based on morphological and molecular data showed that specimens initially identified as O. zoobotryon from Australia belonged to a recently described species, Okenia harastii Pola, Roldán and Padilla, 2014. The collection of several specimens from the type locality, Bermuda, facilitated a complete re-description of O. zoobotryon, with color photographs of the living animal and scanning electron microscopy pictures. In order to preserve the current use of the name Okenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910), a neotype is proposed for this species.

Marta Pola "The Identity of Okenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910) (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae): Redescription and Proposed Designation of a Neotype," American Malacological Bulletin 33(1), 72-77, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.033.0101
Received: 10 March 2014; Accepted: 1 August 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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