First record of the slug species semperula wallacei (Issel, 1874) (gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Veronicellidae) in Japan

Takahiro Hirano, Daishi Yamazaki, Shota Uchida, Takumi Saito, Satoshi Chiba

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Abstract

In this study, we focus on veronicellid slugs in the Ryukyu and Ogasawara Islands of Japan. We conducted phylogenetic analyses of these slugs, incorporating GenBank data from several veronicellid species. A molecular phylogeny based on the mitochondrial COI gene revealed that three clades inhabit these islands. We report here the first record of Semperula wallacei in Japan, which represents an introduced species in this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-265
Number of pages8
JournalBioInvasions Records
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun

Keywords

  • Introduced species
  • Ogasawara Islands
  • Phylogeny
  • Ryukyu Islands
  • Terrestrial mollusc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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