Found after 60 years: the hows and whys of Sphaeromides virei montenigrina (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) rediscovery in Obodska pećina, Montenegro

Authors

  • Teo Delić University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Boris Sket University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.17.2.59-65

Keywords:

Dinarides, Sphaeromides virei, montenigrina, stygobiont, Obodska pećina, Rijeka Crnojevića

Abstract

Despite being the biggest isopod crustacean in Dinarides, little is known about the genus Sphaeromides and its taxonomical status. Sphaeromides virei montenigrina, one of the three subspecies, has been known only thanks to a female specimen found and described in the late 1950s. Despite the intensive search, almost 60 years were needed to discover additional specimens in the cave Obodska pećina, Montenegro. In this study we present a review of the possible reasons for this long lasting search.

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30.12.2015

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Delić, T., & Sket, B. (2015). Found after 60 years: the hows and whys of Sphaeromides virei montenigrina (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) rediscovery in Obodska pećina, Montenegro. Natura Sloveniae, 17(2), 59-65. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.17.2.59-65

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