Taybi A.F.1, Glöer P.2, Mabrouki Y.3 2023. Gafaita gafaitensis gen. et sp.n. a new hydrobiid snail (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) from Morocco // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.20. No.3: 280–286 [in English].

1 Mohammed First University, Multidisciplinary Faculty of Nador, Applied Biology and Biotechnology Research Team, Morocco. E-mail: taybiaf@gmail.com , ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9652-5407

2 Schulstr. 3, Hetlingen, D-25491 Germany. E-mail: gloeer@malaco.de , ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6995-3641

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 , ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7336-8717

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.20.3.02

ABSTRACT: As a result of recent field surveys conducted in the North-eastern part of Morocco, a description of a new springsnail Gafaita gafaitensis gen. et sp.n. (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) Morocco is provided. Photos of the holotype and paratypes are presented in addition to an illustration of the penis morphology. Further information on the autecology and habitat of the new taxon as well as on the accompanying invertebrate and vertebrate species is also provided.

KEY WORDS: North Africa, biodiversity hotspot, springsnail, Gafaita gafaitensis gen. et sp.n.

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