Xangoniscus aganju Campos-Filhoı Araujo and Taitiı 2014,

Camile Sorbo Fernandes, Ivanklin Soares Campos-Filho, Paula Beatriz Araujo & Bichuette, Maria Elina, 2019, Synopsis of terrestrial isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Brazilian cavesı with emphasis on new records from northı midwestı northeast and southeast regions, Journal of Natural History 53 (17), pp. 1095-1129: 1104

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2019.1634225

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3679791

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DE793778-DF59-FFBC-FEA3-FBFEFD5BF95A

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Xangoniscus aganju Campos-Filhoı Araujo and Taitiı 2014
status

 

Xangoniscus aganju Campos-Filhoı Araujo and Taitiı 2014 

Material examined

Bahia: Carinhanha: 13 Mandiaçu caveı 11 September 2008ı leg. ME Bichuetteı B Rantin and L Senna-Horta ( LES 6427View Materials);  Coribe: 13ı 4♀ ı Caverna Domingão caveı 27 July 2012ı leg. ME Bichuetteı JE Gallão and PP Rizzato ( LES 6437View Materials);  43ı 1♀ ( LES 6435View Materials)ı 1♀ ( LES 6436View Materials)ı 13 2♀ ( LES 6454View Materials  1♀ ( LES 6456View Materials)ı Caverna Chico Pernambuco caveı 28 July 2012ı leg. ME Bichuetteı JE Gallão and PP Rizzato  .

Distribution

This species is recorded from Gruna do Mandiaçu caveı Carinhanhaı Caverna Domingão caveı and Caverna Chico Pernambuco caveı all in the state of Bahia ( Campos-Filho et al. 2014 ı 2019).

Remarks

Troglobitic and amphibious species ( Campos-Filho et al. 2014 ı 2018a). As mentioned by Campos-Filho et al. (2019) ı specimens of X. aganju  from Caverna Domingão and Chico Pernambuco caves are morphologically very similar with specimens from Gruna do Mandiaçu cave (type-locality)ı with few differences on male pleopod 2 endopod (see figure 14 in Campos-Filho et al. 2014 ı and figure 7 in Campos-Filho et al. in press). It isı thereforeı possible that each population represent a lineage undergoing evolutionary differentiation. Future molecular studies are needed to confirm if these populations belong to the same or distinct taxonomic entities.