Taybi A.F.1, Glöer P.2, Mabrouki Y.3 2022. Ainiella zahredini gen. et sp.n. a new valvatoid snail (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) from Morocco // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.19. No.3: 312–316 [in English].

1 Mohammed First University, Multidisciplinary Faculty of Nador, Applied Biology and Biotechnology Research Team, Morocco E-mail: taybiaf@gmail.com

2 Schulstr. 3, D-25491 Hetlingen, Germany. E-mail: gloeer@malaco.de

3 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences, Dhar El Mehraz, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Conservation and Valorization of Natural Resources, Fes Morocco. E-mail: younes_mab@hotmail.fr

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.19.3.04

ABSTRACT. The species richness of the Hydrobiidae in Morocco is one of the most diverse in North Africa. Ainiella zahredini gen. et sp.n. is a new valvatoid hydrobiid gastropod from Morocco; it can be distinguished from other Moroccan hydrobiids by the morphology of the shell and anatomical criteria.

KEY WORDS: Microsnails; Middle Atlas massif; crenobiotic; new spring snail; hotspot.

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