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Marine flatworms in the Gulf of Guinea: a description of a new species of Pseudobiceros (Platyhelminthes; Polycladida) from Principe Island

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A new species of polyclad flatworm belonging to the genus Pseudobiceros Faubel, 1984 is described based on external and internal morphological features from specimens collected on the coasts of Principe Island. Pseudobiceros principensis sp. nov. is a large-sized worm, with well-developed pseudotentacles, an elongated oval body shape, and deep marginal ruffles. It is characterized by a blackish to reddish background color, with scattered yellow and white spots or stripes of different sizes (forming a star-like shape) along the whole dorsal surface.
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Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar (CEI·MAR), Av. República Saharahui, s/n, Ap. 40. 11510, Puerto Real (Cádiz), Spain 2: BIOCON Research Group, IU-ECOAQUA, Scientific and Technological Marine Park, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35214 Teide, Spain 3: Departamento de Biodiversidad and Biología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), c/Jose Gutiérrez Abascal 2, Ap. 28006, Madrid, Spain 4: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Marina (INMAR), Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar (CEI·MAR), Universidad de Cádiz, Av. República Saharahui, s/n, Ap. 40. 11510, Puerto Real (Cádiz), Spain

Appeared or available online: March 19, 2020

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