Ifrania bahhouensis sp. n. a new valvatiform snail (Gastropoda, Hydrobiidae) from Morocco

  • Youness Mabrouki Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Faculté des Sciences de Dhar El Mehraz Laboratoire de Biotechnologie, Conservation et Valorisation des Ressources Naturelles Fes, Morocco https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7336-8717
  • Peter Glöer Schulstr. 3, D-25491 Hetlingen, Germany https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6995-3641
  • Abdelkhaleq Fouzi Taybi Université Mohammed Premier, Faculté Pluridisciplinaire de Nador Équipe de Recherche en Biologie et Biotechnologie Appliquées. Morocco http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9652-5407
Keywords: springsnail, narrow-ranged, endemic, Sebou River


The genus Ifrania Glöer, Mabrouki et Taybi 2020 (Hydrobiidae) was recently described from Morocco; its type species is Ifrania zerroukansis Glöer, Mabrouki et Taybi, 2020 found in the Middle Atlas massif, geographically isolated and known for its other endemic molluscs. Ifrania bahhouensis sp. n. is a new valvatiform hydrobiid gastropod from Morocco; it can be distinguished from I. zerroukansis by the morphology of the shell and anatomical criteria. The new species was found in the northern part of Morocco, in the Sebou River basin. The aim of this paper is to describe the new springsnail species.


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How to Cite
MabroukiY., GlöerP., & TaybiA. F. (2022). Ifrania bahhouensis sp. n. a new valvatiform snail (Gastropoda, Hydrobiidae) from Morocco. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 68(4), 313-319. https://doi.org/10.17109/AZH.68.4.313.2022